esoph·​a·​gi·​tis | \ i-ˌsä-fə-ˈjī-təs How to pronounce esophagitis (audio) , -ˈgī- How to pronounce esophagitis (audio) \
plural esophagitides\ i-​ˌsä-​fə-​ˈji-​tə-​ˌdēz How to pronounce esophagitis (audio) , -​ˈgi-​ \

Definition of esophagitis

: inflammation of the esophagus

Examples of esophagitis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eventually, he was diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis. Susan Dunne,, 3 Feb. 2022 And Phase 2 studies are ongoing in eosinophilic esophagitis, which can damage the throat and lead to difficulty swallowing, and alopecia areata, which causes hair loss in clumps. Mike Freeman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Dec. 2021 Eosiniphilic esophagitis, a chronic immune disease caused mainly by food allergies, is a serious condition affecting about one in 2,000 children. Larry Luxner,, 13 Oct. 2021 Camostat mesylate is used in Japan to treat reflux esophagitis and chronic pancreatitis. Melissa Healystaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 2 May 2020 Instead of outdoor activities, the youngster, who also lives with chronic conditions esophagitis and gastroparesis, enjoys jazz and ballet. Patricia Murphy, Fox News, 11 Apr. 2018 The lawsuit says Idlewild administrators failed to handle her son’s acid reflux, esophagitis and food allergies properly. Ann Doss Helms, charlotteobserver, 30 Mar. 2018 Maddox has eosinophilic esophagitis, which causes inflammation of the esophagus. Jeff Otterbein,, 24 Aug. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of esophagitis

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for esophagitis

New Latin

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“Esophagitis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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variants: or chiefly British oesophagitis \ i-​ˌsäf-​ə-​ˈjīt-​əs How to pronounce esophagitis (audio) , -​ˈgīt-​əs How to pronounce esophagitis (audio) , (ˌ)ē-​ \

Medical Definition of esophagitis

: inflammation of the esophagus


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