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

Definition of salpingitis

: inflammation of a fallopian or eustachian tube

Examples of salpingitis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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

Medical Definition of salpingitis

: inflammation of a fallopian or eustachian tube

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