glossitis

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

Definition of glossitis

: inflammation of the tongue

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 26 Nov. 2020.

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glossitis

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

Medical Definition of glossitis

: inflammation of the tongue

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