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mastitis

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noun, mas·ti·tis \ma-ˈstī-təs\

Definition of mastitis

plural mastitidesplay \-ˈsti-tə-ˌdēz\

  1. :  inflammation of the breast or udder usually caused by infection

mastitic play \-ˈsti-tik\ adjective


Origin of mastitis

New Latin, from Greek mastos breast


First Known Use: circa 1842


Medical Dictionary

mastitis

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noun mas·ti·tis \ma-ˈstīt-əs\

Medical Definition of mastitis

plural mastititides \-ˈtit-ə-ˌdēz\play

  1. :  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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