cys·​ti·​tis | \ si-ˈstī-təs How to pronounce cystitis (audio) \

Definition of cystitis

: inflammation of the urinary bladder

Examples of cystitis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The wife and mother of two, based in Phoenix, AZ, was diagnosed with psoriasis, a skin disease that causes red, itchy scaly patches, and interstitial cystitis, a painful bladder condition. Kimberly Goad, Marie Claire, 7 Sep. 2021 And the most common type of UTI, per MedlinePlus, is a bladder infection, also known as cystitis. Maggie O'neill,, 10 Nov. 2020 Eventually, her gynecologist referred her to a urogynecologist, where she was diagnosed with interstitial cystitis, a chronic condition that causes bladder pain. Kelly Glass, National Geographic, 24 Aug. 2020 Stress may also play a role in triggering a condition called idiopathic cystitis, a sterile inflammation of the bladder, which is one of the most common causes of abnormal urination in cats. Texas A&m University, Houston Chronicle, 23 May 2020 Moore has been diagnosed with IBS, interstitial cystitis, GERD and gastroparesis, which all affect the digestive system. Matthew Vantryon, Indianapolis Star, 20 May 2020 UTIs most often affect the bladder (this type of infection is more formally known as cystitis) and urethra (urethritis). Patia Braithwaite, SELF, 3 Feb. 2020 According to Bartges, feline idiopathic cystitis is an example of a vexing animal health issue that can give us a peek into our own psychology. Daphne Miller,, 11 July 2019 The National Institutes of Health page lists bacteria, fungi, viruses, surface injuries like scrapes and punctures, and the group of inflammatory conditions that includes cystitis, bronchitis, dermatitis, and more. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 9 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of cystitis

circa 1783, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cystitis

New Latin

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“Cystitis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of cystitis

: infection of the bladder


cys·​ti·​tis | \ sis-ˈtīt-əs How to pronounce cystitis (audio) \
plural cystitides\ -​ˈtit-​ə-​ˌdēz How to pronounce cystitis (audio) \

Medical Definition of cystitis

: inflammation of the urinary bladder

Other Words from cystitis

cystitic \ (ˈ)sis-​ˈtit-​ik How to pronounce cystitis (audio) \ adjective

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