cellulitis

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noun cel·lu·li·tis \ˌsel-yə-ˈlī-təs\

Definition of cellulitis

  1. :  diffuse and especially subcutaneous inflammation of connective tissue

Origin and Etymology of cellulitis

New Latin, from cellula


First Known Use: 1849


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cellulitis

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noun cel·lu·li·tis \ˌsel-yə-ˈlīt-əs\

Medical Definition of cellulitis

  1. :  diffuse and especially subcutaneous inflammation of connective tissue

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