pros·​ta·​ti·​tis | \ ˌprä-stə-ˈtī-təs How to pronounce prostatitis (audio) \

Definition of prostatitis

: inflammation of the prostate gland

Examples of prostatitis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This has happened in cases of people with dyspepsia, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic pelvic pain, chronic prostatitis, fibromyalgia, headaches and more. Leah Schaffer, CNN, 19 Dec. 2017 Nohl, a native of Indianapolis who now lives in Greensburg, says he was diagnosed with interstitial cystitis and prostatitis last year, conditions that affect his bladder and prostate. Nate Chute, Indianapolis Star, 1 Nov. 2017 This can be especially troubling for those dealing with prostatitis, a relatively common inflammation of the prostate (especially among young adults). Sarah Jacoby, SELF, 11 Aug. 2017 The man, 52, who suffered from prostatitis — a condition that causes inflammation and swelling of the prostate, had been Han's patient for about 10 years, the warrant says. Jesse Leavenworth, Courant Community, 17 May 2017 At the clinic, Dr. Irina A. Pankova applies leeches to treat glaucoma, prostatitis, hypertension and many more ailments. Andrew E. Kramer, The Seattle Times, 29 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of prostatitis

1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prostatitis

New Latin

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“Prostatitis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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pros·​ta·​ti·​tis | \ ˌpräs-tə-ˈtīt-əs How to pronounce prostatitis (audio) \

Medical Definition of prostatitis

: inflammation of the prostate gland

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