epididymitis

noun
epi·​did·​y·​mi·​tis | \ ˌe-pə-ˌdi-də-ˈmī-təs How to pronounce epididymitis (audio) \

Definition of epididymitis

: inflammation of the epididymis

Examples of epididymitis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another thing to watch out for is epididymitis, which happens when the epididymis, the coiled tube that brings sperm to the outside world, becomes inflamed—in this case due to a chlamydia infection, according to the Mayo Clinic. Rozalynn S. Frazier, SELF, 20 Jan. 2022

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First Known Use of epididymitis

1852, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for epididymitis

New Latin

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“Epididymitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epididymitis. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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epididymitis

noun
ep·​i·​did·​y·​mi·​tis | \ -ˌdid-ə-ˈmīt-əs How to pronounce epididymitis (audio) \

Medical Definition of epididymitis

: inflammation of the epididymis

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