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arteritis

noun ar·ter·i·tis \ˌär-tə-ˈrī-təs\

Definition of arteritis

plural arteritidesplay \-ˈri-tə-ˌdēz\

  1. :  arterial inflammation



Origin of arteritis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1836


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arteritis

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noun ar·ter·i·tis \ˌärt-ə-ˈrīt-əs\

Medical Definition of arteritis

plural arteriteritides \-ˈrit-ə-ˌdēz\play

  1. :  arterial inflammation—see giant cell arteritis

arteritic \-ˈrit-ik\play adjective



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