vaginitis

[ vaj-uh-nahy-tis ]
/ ˌvædʒ əˈnaɪ tɪs /

noun Pathology.

inflammation of the vagina.

Nearby words

  1. vaginalitis,
  2. vaginally,
  3. vaginate,
  4. vaginectomy,
  5. vaginismus,
  6. vaginitis emphysematosa,
  7. vagino-,
  8. vaginocele,
  9. vaginodynia,
  10. vaginofixation

Origin of vaginitis

First recorded in 1840–50; vagin(a) + -itis

Also called colpitis.

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British Dictionary definitions for vaginitis

vaginitis

/ (ˌvædʒɪˈnaɪtɪs) /

noun

inflammation of the vagina
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Word Origin and History for vaginitis

vaginitis

n.

1846, Modern Latin; see vagina + -itis.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for vaginitis

vaginitis

[ văj′ə-nītĭs ]

n.

Inflammation of the vagina.colpitis

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