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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 This includes individuals with interstitial cystitis, a painful bladder condition. Joni Sweet,, 14 Jan. 2022 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 See More

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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 28 Jan. 2023.

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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