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glossitis

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noun glos·si·tis \glä-ˈsī-təs, ˈglȯ-\

Definition of glossitis

  1. :  inflammation of the tongue



Circa 1834

First Known Use of glossitis

circa 1834


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glossitis

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noun glos·si·tis \-ˈsīt-əs\

Medical Definition of glossitis

  1. :  inflammation of the tongue




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