parotitis

noun
par·​o·​ti·​tis | \ ˌper-ō-ˈtī-təs How to pronounce parotitis (audio) , ˌpa-rō-\

Definition of parotitis

: inflammation of the parotid glands also : mumps

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As a result, the report states, patients with parotitis should be evaluated for both mumps and flu, regardless of their vaccination status. Phil Diehl, sandiegouniontribune.com, "County's flu deaths continue to increase," 11 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of parotitis

1796, in the meaning defined above

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Dictionary Entries near parotitis

parotid gland

parotiditis

parotis

parotitis

parous

-parous

Parousia

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parotitis

noun
par·​o·​ti·​tis | \ -ˈtīt-əs How to pronounce parotitis (audio) \

Medical Definition of parotitis

1 : inflammation and swelling of one or both parotid glands or other salivary glands (as in mumps)
2 : mumps

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