arteritis

noun
ar·​ter·​i·​tis | \ ˌär-tə-ˈrī-təs How to pronounce arteritis (audio) \
plural arteritides\ ˌär-​tə-​ˈri-​tə-​ˌdēz How to pronounce arteritides (audio) \

Definition of arteritis

: arterial inflammation

First Known Use of arteritis

circa 1820, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for arteritis

borrowed from French artérite, from artérie artery + -ite -itis

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The first known use of arteritis was circa 1820

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3 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Arteritis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arteritis. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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arteritis

noun
ar·​ter·​i·​tis | \ ˌärt-ə-ˈrīt-əs How to pronounce arteritis (audio) \
plural arteritides\ -​ˈrit-​ə-​ˌdēz How to pronounce arteritides (audio) \

Medical Definition of arteritis

: arterial inflammation — see giant cell arteritis

Other Words from arteritis

arteritic \ -​ˈrit-​ik How to pronounce arteritic (audio) \ adjective

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