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tonsillitis

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noun ton·sil·li·tis \-ˈlī-təs\

Simple Definition of tonsillitis

  • medical : a condition in which a person's tonsils are painful and swollen

Full Definition of tonsillitis

  1. :  inflammation of the tonsils

Origin of tonsillitis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1801


TONSILLITIS Defined for Kids

tonsillitis

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noun ton·sil·li·tis \ˌtän-sə-ˈlī-təs\

Definition of tonsillitis

  1. :  a sore reddened state of the tonsils




Medical Dictionary

tonsillitis

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noun ton·sil·li·tis \ˌtän(t)-sə-ˈlīt-əs\

Medical Definition of tonsillitis

  1. :  inflammation of the tonsils and especially the palatine tonsils typically due to viral or bacterial infection and marked by red enlarged tonsils usually with sore throat, fever, difficult swallowing, hoarseness or loss of voice, and tender or swollen lymph nodes





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