polyneuritis

noun
poly·​neu·​ri·​tis | \ ˌpä-lē-nu̇-ˈrī-təs How to pronounce polyneuritis (audio) , -nyu̇-\

Definition of polyneuritis

: neuritis of several peripheral nerves at the same time (such as that caused by vitamin B deficiency, a toxic substance, or an infectious disease) — see guillain-barré syndrome

First Known Use of polyneuritis

1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for polyneuritis

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polyneuritis

noun
poly·​neu·​ri·​tis | \ ˌpäl-i-n(y)u̇-ˈrīt-əs How to pronounce polyneuritis (audio) \
plural polyneuritides\ -​ˈrit-​ə-​ˌdēz How to pronounce polyneuritides (audio) \ or polyneuritises

Medical Definition of polyneuritis

: neuritis of several peripheral nerves at the same time (as that caused by vitamin B deficiency, a toxic substance, or an infectious disease) — see guillain-barré syndrome

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