salpingitis

noun

sal·​pin·​gi·​tis ˌsal-pən-ˈjī-təs How to pronounce salpingitis (audio)
: 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, 9 Aug. 2017

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of salpingitis was in 1860

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

Medical Definition

salpingitis

noun
sal·​pin·​gi·​tis ˌsal-pən-ˈjīt-əs How to pronounce salpingitis (audio)
plural salpingitides -ˈjit-ə-ˌdēz How to pronounce salpingitis (audio)
: inflammation of a fallopian or eustachian tube

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