polyneuritis

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of polyneuritis was in 1886

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“Polyneuritis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polyneuritis. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

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 polyneuritis (audio) or polyneuritises
: 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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