cer·​vi·​ci·​tis | \ ˌsər-və-ˈsī-təs How to pronounce cervicitis (audio) \

Definition of cervicitis

: inflammation of the uterine cervix

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Although there aren’t currently any guidelines for treating an M. genitalium infection specifically, the CDC treatment guidelines recommend standard antibiotics for people with urethritis, cervicitis, and pelvic inflammatory disease. Claire Gillespie, SELF, "The FDA Just Approved the First Test for Mycoplasma Genitalium, a Commonly Misdiagnosed STI," 1 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of cervicitis

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cervicitis

New Latin

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Medical Definition of cervicitis

: inflammation of the uterine cervix

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