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neuritis

noun neu·ri·tis \n-ˈrī-təs, ny-\
plural neu·rit·i·des\-ˈri-tə-ˌdēz\ or neu·ri·tis·es

Definition of NEURITIS

:  an inflammatory or degenerative lesion of a nerve marked especially by pain, sensory disturbances, and impaired or lost reflexes
neu·rit·ic \-ˈri-tik\ adjective or noun

Origin of NEURITIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1840

neuritis

noun neu·ri·tis \n(y)-ˈrīt-əs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural neu·rit·i·des \-ˈrit-ə-ˌdēz\ or neu·ri·tis·es

Medical Definition of NEURITIS

:  an inflammatory or degenerative lesion of a nerve marked especially by pain, sensory disturbances, and impaired or lost reflexes—compare neuralgia
neu·rit·ic \-ˈrit-ik\ adjective

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