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mastitis

noun mas·ti·tis \ma-ˈstī-təs\
plural mas·tit·i·des\-ˈsti-tə-ˌdēz\

Definition of MASTITIS

:  inflammation of the breast or udder usually caused by infection
mas·tit·ic \-ˈsti-tik\ adjective

Origin of MASTITIS

New Latin, from Greek mastos breast
First Known Use: circa 1842

mastitis

noun mas·ti·tis \ma-ˈstīt-əs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural mas·tit·i·des \-ˈtit-ə-ˌdēz\

Medical Definition of MASTITIS

:  inflammation of the mammary gland or udder usually caused by infection—called also mammitis; see blue bag, bovine mastitis, garget, summer mastitis

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