salpingitis

noun
sal·​pin·​gi·​tis | \ ˌsal-pən-ˈjī-təs How to pronounce salpingitis (audio) \

Definition of salpingitis

: inflammation of a fallopian or eustachian tube

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These masses are caused by salpingitis, an inflammation of the chicken's oviduct cause by an infection. Jessica Mattern, Country Living, "Here's What You Should Do If Your Chicken Lays a Lash Egg," 9 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of salpingitis

1860, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for salpingitis

New Latin, from salping-, salpinx fallopian or eustachian tube, from Greek, trumpet

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The first known use of salpingitis was in 1860

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salpingitis

noun
sal·​pin·​gi·​tis | \ ˌsal-pən-ˈjīt-əs How to pronounce salpingitis (audio) \
plural salpingitides\ -​ˈjit-​ə-​ˌdēz How to pronounce salpingitides (audio) \

Medical Definition of salpingitis

: inflammation of a fallopian or eustachian tube

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