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Definition of cervicitis

: inflammation of the uterine cervix

Examples of cervicitis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Urethritis, cervicitis, and proctitis These conditions involve irritation of the urethra, cervix, and rectum, respectively. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "What the Hell Is a Sitz Bath? (And Why Would You Take One?)," 14 Mar. 2019 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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“Cervicitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cervicitis. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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Medical Definition of cervicitis

: inflammation of the uterine cervix

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