pharyngitis

noun
phar·yn·gi·tis | \ ˌfer-ən-ˈjī-təs , ˌfa-rən- \
plural pharyngitides\ˌfer-ən-ˈji-tə-ˌdēz, ˌfa-rən- \

Definition of pharyngitis 

: inflammation of the pharynx

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About 35 percent of retail visits for children are for pharyngitis — sore throats. Aaron E. Carroll, New York Times, "The Undeniable Convenience and Reliability of Retail Health Clinics," 12 Apr. 2016

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First Known Use of pharyngitis

1826, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pharyngitis

borrowed from New Latin, from pharyng-, pharynx pharynx + -itis -itis

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pharyngitis

noun
phar·yn·gi·tis | \ ˌfar-ən-ˈjīt-əs \
plural pharyngitides\-ˈjit-ə-ˌdēz \

Medical Definition of pharyngitis 

: inflammation of the pharynx (as from bacterial infection)

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