mastitis

noun
mas·​ti·​tis | \ ma-ˈstī-təs How to pronounce mastitis (audio) \
plural mastitides\ ma-​ˈsti-​tə-​ˌdēz How to pronounce mastitis (audio) \

Definition of mastitis

: inflammation of the breast or udder usually caused by infection

Other Words from mastitis

mastitic \ ma-​ˈsti-​tik How to pronounce mastitis (audio) \ adjective

Examples of mastitis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lauren, meanwhile, battled a severe case of mastitis in July. Georgia Slater, PEOPLE.com, 15 Sep. 2021 Lauren, meanwhile, battled a severe case of mastitis in July. Georgia Slater, PEOPLE.com, 15 Sep. 2021 Lauren, meanwhile, battled a severe case of mastitis in July. Georgia Slater, PEOPLE.com, 15 Sep. 2021 Lauren, meanwhile, battled a severe case of mastitis in July. Georgia Slater, PEOPLE.com, 15 Sep. 2021 Lauren, meanwhile, battled a severe case of mastitis in July. Georgia Slater, PEOPLE.com, 15 Sep. 2021 The Luyendyks have spent many days in the hospital over the last two months between Lauren's mastitis and the birth of the twins. Julie Mazziotta, PEOPLE.com, 26 July 2021 Lauren, meanwhile, battled a severe case of mastitis in July. Nicholas Rice, PEOPLE.com, 5 Aug. 2021 An oversupply of milk and two bouts of mastitis — one of which landed Celestino in the hospital — complicated things further. Rachel Tepper Paley, Washington Post, 18 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of mastitis

circa 1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mastitis

Greek mastós "breast, nipple" (probably from a pre-Greek substratal language) + -itis, probably after French mastite

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The first known use of mastitis was circa 1842

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23 Nov 2021

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

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mastitis

noun
mas·​ti·​tis | \ ma-ˈstīt-əs How to pronounce mastitis (audio) \
plural mastitides\ -​ˈtit-​ə-​ˌdēz How to pronounce mastitis (audio) \

Medical Definition of mastitis

: inflammation of the mammary gland or udder usually caused by infection

called also mammitis

— see blue bag, bovine mastitis, garget, summer mastitis

More from Merriam-Webster on mastitis

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about mastitis

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