lymph·​ad·​e·​ni·​tis ˌlim-ˌfa-də-ˈnī-təs How to pronounce lymphadenitis (audio)
: inflammation of lymph nodes

Examples of lymphadenitis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Swollen Lymph Nodes The medical term for swollen lymph nodes is lymphadenitis. Lana Barhum, Verywell Health, 26 Apr. 2023

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Word History


New Latin, from lymphaden lymph gland, from lymph- + Greek adēn gland — more at adeno-

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lymphadenitis was in 1860

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“Lymphadenitis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition


lymph·​ad·​e·​ni·​tis ˌlim-ˌfad-ᵊn-ˈīt-əs How to pronounce lymphadenitis (audio)
: inflammation of lymph nodes
lymphadenitic adjective
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