cer·​vi·​ci·​tis ˌsər-və-ˈsī-təs How to pronounce cervicitis (audio)
: 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, 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, 1 Feb. 2019

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Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cervicitis was in 1889

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“Cervicitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cervicitis. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


cer·​vi·​ci·​tis ˌsər-və-ˈsīt-əs How to pronounce cervicitis (audio)
: inflammation of the uterine cervix

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