parotitis

noun par·o·ti·tis \ ˌper-ō-ˈtī-təs , ˌpa-rō- \
|Updated on: 18 Jul 2018

Definition of parotitis

: inflammation of the parotid glands; also : mumps

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First Known Use of parotitis

1796

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parotitis

noun par·o·ti·tis \ -ˈtīt-əs \

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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