fasciitis

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noun fas·ci·i·tis \ˌfa-shē-ˈī-təs, -sē-\
variants: or less commonly

fascitis

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Definition of fasciitis

  1. :  inflammation of a fascia (as from infection or injury) — compare necrotizing fasciitis

Origin and Etymology of fasciitis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1893


Medical Dictionary

fasciitis

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noun fas·ci·i·tis \ˌfash-ē-ˈīt-əs, fas-\
variants: also

fascitis

\fa-ˈshīt-əs, -ˈsīt-\play play

Medical Definition of fasciitis

  1. :  inflammation of a fascia (as from infection or injury)


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