neu·​ri·​tis | \ nu̇-ˈrī-təs How to pronounce neuritis (audio) , nyu̇-\
plural neuritides\ nu̇-​ˈri-​tə-​ˌdēz How to pronounce neuritides (audio) , nyu̇-​ \ or neuritises

Definition of neuritis

: an inflammatory or degenerative lesion of a nerve marked especially by pain, sensory disturbances, and impaired or lost reflexes

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Other Words from neuritis

neuritic \ nu̇-​ˈri-​tik How to pronounce neuritic (audio) , nyu̇-​ \ adjective or noun

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He was diagnosed with mild ulnar neuritis in his surgically repaired right elbow. Los Angeles Times, "Angels designate struggling pitcher Matt Harvey for assignment," 19 July 2019 Ross is on the 10-day IL with right elbow ulnar neuritis. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "How Detroit Tigers believe they can keep Miguel Cabrera healthy at DH," 6 June 2019 Jordan Zimmermann missed about six weeks with a UCL sprain in his right elbow and Tyson Ross (right ulnar nerve neuritis) remains on the shelf. Chris Nelsen, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers' Spencer Turnbull on IL: 'We’re not going to risk anything'," 28 June 2019 Idiopathic trigeminal neuritis is the technical diagnosis. Dawn Filos,, "Medical Mystery: What caused dog to have trouble closing his jaw, drinking water?," 15 Dec. 2017 Vestibular neuritis, an inflammatory disorder of nerves in the inner ear. Fortune, "Bitcoin Price Tumbles on This Potential Threat In China," 9 Sep. 2017 Fulmer may miss the remainder of the season after a recurrence of ulnar neuritis in his right elbow. George Sipple, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers' Jordan Zimmermann receives another neck injection," 8 Sep. 2017 Throwing again: Injured relievers Zach Putnam (right elbow inflammation) and Nate Jones (right elbow neuritis) have started throwing on flat ground. Colleen Kane,, "Kevan Smith learning art of quick adjustments after another White Sox call-up," 11 May 2017 Jones has been on the disabled list since May 1 with right elbow neuritis. Colleen Kane,, "White Sox reliever Nate Jones has season-ending arm surgery," 13 July 2017

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First Known Use of neuritis

1840, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for neuritis

Greek neûron "sinew, tendon, nerve" + -itis, probably after French névrite or German Neuritis

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The first known use of neuritis was in 1840

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neu·​ri·​tis | \ n(y)u̇-ˈrīt-əs How to pronounce neuritis (audio) \
plural neuritides\ -​ˈrit-​ə-​ˌdēz How to pronounce neuritides (audio) \ or neuritises

Medical Definition of neuritis

: an inflammatory or degenerative lesion of a nerve marked especially by pain, sensory disturbances, and impaired or lost reflexes — compare neuralgia

Other Words from neuritis

neuritic \ -​ˈrit-​ik How to pronounce neuritic (audio) \ adjective

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