Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

pharyngitis

play
noun, phar·yn·gi·tis \ˌfa-rən-ˈjī-təs\

Definition of pharyngitis

plural pharyngitidesplay \-ˈji-tə-ˌdēz\

  1. :  inflammation of the pharynx



Circa 1844

First Known Use of pharyngitis

circa 1844


Medical Dictionary

pharyngitis

play
noun phar·yn·gi·tis \ˌfar-ən-ˈjīt-əs\

Medical Definition of pharyngitis

plural pharyngitides \-ˈjit-ə-ˌdēz\play

  1. :  inflammation of the pharynx (as from bacterial infection)




Learn More about pharyngitis


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up pharyngitis? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to dishevel or rumple

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alt-5746713d76276

Which of these is a synonym of nonplus?

reduce perplex soothe disapprove
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ