fas·​ci·​i·​tis ˌfa-shē-ˈī-təs How to pronounce fasciitis (audio) -sē- How to pronounce fasciitis (audio)
variants or less commonly fascitis
: inflammation of a fascia (as from infection or injury) compare necrotizing fasciitis

Examples of fasciitis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Slight Heel Experts recommend that men and women both look for a sandal with a slight heel or wedge to relieve fasciitis symptoms. Sarah Bradley, Verywell Health, 24 May 2023 After five back surgeries, an arduous recovery from a near-fatal car accident and recent issues with planter fasciitis, Woods is looking to make a comeback at the Riviera Country Club this week. Laura Blasey, Elvia Limón, Los Angeles Times, 15 Feb. 2023 To be clear, fasciitis indicates tissue inflammation. Outside Online, 23 Oct. 2018 Necrotizing fasciitis is sometimes called flesh-eating disease. Carma Hassan, CNN, 16 Dec. 2022 Necrotizing fasciitis spreads quickly and can turn into ulcers, blisters or black spots. Aria Bendix, NBC News, 14 Dec. 2022 Necrotizing fasciitis eats away at the skin, muscles, nerves, fat and blood vessels around an infected wound. Jen Christensen, CNN, 22 Oct. 2022 Plantar fasciitis is a type of foot pain that is caused when the tissue connecting your heel and toes becomes inflamed. Emma Seymour, Good Housekeeping, 19 July 2022 Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common triggers for heel pain, especially among runners. Susan Brickell, Health.com, 23 Aug. 2021

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Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fasciitis was in 1893

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“Fasciitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fasciitis. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition


fas·​ci·​i·​tis ˌfash-ē-ˈīt-əs How to pronounce fasciitis (audio) fas- How to pronounce fasciitis (audio)
variants also fascitis
: inflammation of a fascia (as from infection or injury)
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