epi·​did·​y·​mi·​tis ˌe-pə-ˌdi-də-ˈmī-təs How to pronounce epididymitis (audio)
: 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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Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of epididymitis was in 1852

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“Epididymitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epididymitis. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


ep·​i·​did·​y·​mi·​tis -ˌdid-ə-ˈmīt-əs How to pronounce epididymitis (audio)
: inflammation of the epididymis

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