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vaginitis

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noun vag·i·ni·tis \ˌva-jə-ˈnī-təs\

Definition of vaginitis

  1. :  inflammation of the vagina or of a sheath (as a tendon sheath)



Origin of vaginitis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1846


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vaginitis

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noun vag·i·ni·tis \ˌvaj-ə-ˈnīt-əs\

Medical Definition of vaginitis

plural vaginitides \-ˈnit-ə-ˌdēz\play

  1. 1:  inflammation of the vagina (as from bacterial or fungal infection, allergic reaction, or hormone deficiency) that may be marked by irritation and vaginal discharge—see atrophic vaginitis, bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis

  2. 2:  inflammation of a sheath (as a tendon sheath)




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