en·​do·​me·​tri·​tis ˌen-dō-mə-ˈtrī-təs How to pronounce endometritis (audio)
: inflammation of the endometrium

Examples of endometritis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, the new study showed lower rates of other problems among the women who received the antibiotic; lower risk of maternal endometritis, a uterine infection; and lower rates of hospital readmission and unscheduled medical visits after birth among the women who received the drug. Helen Branswell, STAT, 9 Feb. 2023 Adolescent mothers reportedly face higher risks of eclampsia, puerperal endometritis, and systemic infections than older women, and babies of adolescent mothers face higher risks of low birth weight, preterm delivery and severe neonatal conditions. Vanessa Etienne, PEOPLE.com, 22 July 2022 The actor has adenomyosis, a form of endometritis that often causes infertility. Carrie Wittmer, Glamour, 1 Nov. 2021

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Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of endometritis was in 1872

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“Endometritis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endometritis. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition


en·​do·​me·​tri·​tis -mə-ˈtrīt-əs How to pronounce endometritis (audio)
: inflammation of the endometrium

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