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 Camostat mesylate is used in Japan to treat reflux esophagitis and chronic pancreatitis. Melissa Healystaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Drugs for heartburn, gout and depression now being tested as coronavirus treatments," 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, "Boy who is allergic to sun can't go outside without thick plastic visor," 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, "Class volunteers get sued by a fellow parent. Why CMS says the district can’t help. | Charlotte Observer," 30 Mar. 2018 Maddox has eosinophilic esophagitis, which causes inflammation of the esophagus. Jeff Otterbein,, "On The Fly: Yard Goats' Season Winds Down As UConn Football Winds Up," 24 Aug. 2017

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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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The first known use of esophagitis was circa 1900

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“Esophagitis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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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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