te·​no·​syn·​o·​vi·​tis | \ ˈte-nō-ˌsi-nə-ˈvī-təs How to pronounce tenosynovitis (audio) , ˈtē- \

Definition of tenosynovitis

: inflammation of a tendon sheath

Examples of tenosynovitis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The doctor saw him right away, and diagnosed the condition as flexor tenosynovitis, an inflammation of the tendon inside of its sheath. Todd Masson, NOLA.com, "Getting poked by shrimp puts fishing guide in hospital," 26 June 2017

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First Known Use of tenosynovitis

circa 1860, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tenosynovitis

ten- (from Greek tenont-, ténōn "sinew, tendon") + -o- + synovitis — more at tendon

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“Tenosynovitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tenosynovitis. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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teno·​syn·​o·​vi·​tis | \ ˌten-ō-ˌsin-ə-ˈvīt-əs How to pronounce tenosynovitis (audio) \

Medical Definition of tenosynovitis

: inflammation of a tendon sheath

called also tendovaginitis, tenovaginitis

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