iritis

noun

iri·​tis ī-ˈrī-təs How to pronounce iritis (audio)
: inflammation of the iris of the eye

Examples of iritis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This can be due to dry eye (shocker, right?) or an inflammatory condition like iritis, Dr. Maszczak says. Korin Miller, SELF, 25 Oct. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin, irregular from iris

First Known Use

1818, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of iritis was in 1818

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“Iritis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/iritis. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

iritis

noun
iri·​tis ī-ˈrīt-əs How to pronounce iritis (audio)
: inflammation of the iris of the eye
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