glossitis

noun
glos·​si·​tis | \ glä-ˈsī-təs How to pronounce glossitis (audio) , ˈglȯ- \

Definition of glossitis

: inflammation of the tongue

Examples of glossitis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some symptoms of iron deficiency include fatigue, weakness, dizziness, pale skin and fingernails, headaches and glossitis or an inflamed tongue. Stefani Sassos, Ms, Rdn, Cso, Cdn, Nasm-cpt, Good Housekeeping, 14 July 2021

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First Known Use of glossitis

circa 1834, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for glossitis

borrowed from New Latin, from Greek glôssa "tongue" + New Latin -itis -itis — more at gloss entry 3

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The first known use of glossitis was circa 1834

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“Glossitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glossitis. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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glossitis

noun
glos·​si·​tis | \ -ˈsīt-əs How to pronounce glossitis (audio) \

Medical Definition of glossitis

: inflammation of the tongue

More from Merriam-Webster on glossitis

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