iritis

noun

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

Example Sentences

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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Cite this Entry

“Iritis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/iritis. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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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