sinusitis

noun
si·​nus·​i·​tis | \ ˌsīn-yə-ˈsī-təs How to pronounce sinusitis (audio) , ˌsī-nə- \

Definition of sinusitis

: inflammation of a sinus of the skull

Examples of sinusitis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Salt therapy not only helps with COPD and chronic bronchitis but also allergies, asthma, sinusitis, ear infections and some skin conditions. Tessie Cordero, sun-sentinel.com, "Salt therapy a helpful addition | Opinion," 22 Nov. 2019 Stevie Van Zandt, who is in the midst of his Summer of Sorcery tour in North America, was forced last week to cancel several dates due to sinusitis on doctor’s orders. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Steven Van Zandt Cancels Tour Due to Illness," 24 Sep. 2019 The most common side effects are nose and throat irritation, sinusitis, upper respiratory infection, throat pain, headache, muscle aches, nausea and diarrhea. Stacey Burling, Philly.com, "An asthma drug shows promise against Alzheimer's," 8 June 2018 But a sinus CT scan performed after Mimi had taken medications for two months still showed persistent sinusitis. Sandra G. Boodman, chicagotribune.com, "The girl who couldn't stop coughing," 5 Apr. 2018 But a sinus CT scan performed after Mimi had taken medications for two months still showed persistent sinusitis. Sandra G. Boodman, Washington Post, "Why did a little girl have a persistent ‘smoker’s cough’?," 31 Mar. 2018 Viral sinus infections—also known as sinusitis—usually clear up on their own, says Dr. Lebowitz. Amanda Macmillan, Health.com, "A 13-Year-Old Died After a Sinus Infection Traveled to His Brain. How Does That Happen?," 16 Mar. 2018 Some doctors have used the infusions to treat chronic conditions, such as asthma attacks, migraines, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, acute muscle spasm, sinusitis and allergies. Andrea K. Mcdaniels, baltimoresun.com, "Gwyneth Paltrow does it. But do you really need a vitamin IV?," 15 Feb. 2018 But a sinus CT scan performed after Mimi had taken medications for two months still showed persistent sinusitis. Sandra G. Boodman, chicagotribune.com, "The girl who couldn't stop coughing," 5 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of sinusitis

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sinusitis was in 1896

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“Sinusitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sinusitis. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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sinusitis

noun
How to pronounce sinusitis (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of sinusitis

medical : painful swelling of the tissues inside the sinuses

sinusitis

noun
si·​nus·​itis | \ ˌsī-n(y)ə-ˈsīt-əs How to pronounce sinusitis (audio) \

Medical Definition of sinusitis

: inflammation of a sinus of the skull

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