endocarditis

noun
en·​do·​car·​di·​tis | \ ˌen-dō-ˌkär-ˈdī-təs How to pronounce endocarditis (audio) \

Definition of endocarditis

: inflammation of the lining of the heart and its valves

Examples of endocarditis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 21 May 2022 The bacteria can get into the bloodstream, leading to arterial infections, endocarditis, and arthritis. Chris Smith, BGR, 29 Apr. 2022 As a result, patients can experience arterial infections, endocarditis, and arthritis. Chris Smith, BGR, 20 Apr. 2022 For example, bacterial infections may cause germs to stick to and ultimately damage the heart valve, which is known as endocarditis, according to the Mayo Clinic. Ashley Abramson, SELF, 13 Apr. 2022 In 2017, Tiffany died of endocarditis, an inflammation of the heart valve. Laura Daniella Sepulveda, AZCentral.com, 20 Feb. 2022 In 2017, Tiffany died of endocarditis, an inflammation of the heart valve. Laura Daniella Sepulveda, AZCentral.com, 20 Feb. 2022 In 2017, Tiffany died of endocarditis, an inflammation of the heart valve. Laura Daniella Sepulveda, AZCentral.com, 20 Feb. 2022 In 2017, Tiffany died of endocarditis, an inflammation of the heart valve. Laura Daniella Sepulveda, AZCentral.com, 20 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of endocarditis

circa 1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for endocarditis

New Latin

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25 May 2022

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“Endocarditis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endocarditis. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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endocarditis

noun
en·​do·​car·​di·​tis | \ ˌen-dō-ˌkär-ˈdīt-əs How to pronounce endocarditis (audio) \

Medical Definition of endocarditis

: inflammation of the lining of the heart and its valves

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