pericarditis


peri·car·di·tis

noun \-ˌkär-ˈdī-təs\

Definition of PERICARDITIS

:  inflammation of the pericardium

Origin of PERICARDITIS

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1783

peri·car·di·tis

noun \-ˌkär-ˈdīt-əs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural peri·car·dit·i·des \-ˈdit-ə-ˌdēz\

Medical Definition of PERICARDITIS

: inflammation of the pericardium—see adhesive pericarditis

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