cys·​ti·​tis si-ˈstī-təs How to pronounce cystitis (audio)
: inflammation of the urinary bladder

Examples of cystitis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Interstitial cystitis? Kate Lloyd,, 10 Sep. 2020 Persistent inflammation in the bladder, such as with chronic infection or interstitial cystitis, can lead to a change in the cells lining the bladder. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 21 Mar. 2023 Jacobson, 34, was diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus, interstitial cystitis and endometriosis. Detroit Free Press, 17 Jan. 2023 Since this pain pathway is a part of the body's inflammatory response, the researchers hope that better understanding of it could lead to new analgesics for other painful inflammatory conditions, including arthritis and cystitis. Valerie Ross, Discover Magazine, 7 July 2011 Interstitial cystitis occurs when the bladder is inflamed, which can result in cramping, according to Dr. King. Kaitlyn Pirie, Good Housekeeping, 25 Sep. 2022 After the conversation, the doctor did some tests and found out there was no bacteria, therefore disproving her previous cystitis diagnosis. Giovana Gelhoren,, 8 July 2022 My parents started the company in 1993 to help my mother’s sister, who suffered from interstitial cystitis. Jill Griffin, Forbes, 22 June 2022 Certain types can cause gastroenteritis, conjunctivitis (otherwise known not so affectionately as pink eye), or cystitis, which is inflammation of your bladder. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022

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Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

circa 1783, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cystitis was circa 1783

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“Cystitis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


cys·​ti·​tis sis-ˈtīt-əs How to pronounce cystitis (audio)
plural cystitides -ˈtit-ə-ˌdēz How to pronounce cystitis (audio)
: inflammation of the urinary bladder
cystitic adjective

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