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 With the end of Covid-19 nowhere in sight, the U.S. must brace for the annual surge of influenza, bronchitis, sinusitis, bronchiolitis, and other acute respiratory illnesses. Jowa (zhuo) Shi And Ateev Mehrotra, STAT, "Inappropriately prescribed antibiotics will likely accompany the winter surge of Covid-19," 9 Nov. 2020 The performer who is expected to be released July 31 also was diagnosed in October with bronchitis and sinusitis, defense attorney Lance Lazarro wrote in a letter to the judge on Sunday. NBC News, "Tekashi 6ix9ine should be considered for early release because of coronavirus, judge says," 1 Apr. 2020 The performer who is expected to be released July 31 also was diagnosed in October with bronchitis and sinusitis, defense attorney Lance Lazarro wrote in a letter to the judge on Sunday. NBC News, "Tekashi 6ix9ine should be considered for early release because of coronavirus, judge says," 1 Apr. 2020 His lawyer said he was diagnosed in October with bronchitis and sinusitis. CBS News, "Judge frees rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine from NYC prison 4 months early, citing "raging" virus outbreak," 3 Apr. 2020 The performer who is expected to be released July 31 also was diagnosed in October with bronchitis and sinusitis, defense attorney Lance Lazarro wrote in a letter to the judge on Sunday. NBC News, "Tekashi 6ix9ine should be considered for early release because of coronavirus, judge says," 1 Apr. 2020 The performer who is expected to be released July 31 also was diagnosed in October with bronchitis and sinusitis, defense attorney Lance Lazarro wrote in a letter to the judge on Sunday. USA TODAY, "Tekashi 6ix9ine's judge suggests rapper serve remaining time at home due to coronavirus," 25 Mar. 2020 Respiratory viruses include influenza as well as those that can cause influenza-like illnesses, such as upper respiratory infections (the common cold), viral sinusitis, viral bronchitis and viral ear infections. New York Times, "How Much Does Voting Spread Viruses?," 17 Mar. 2020 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

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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 3 Mar. 2021.

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sinusitis

noun

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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