tenosynovitis

noun

te·​no·​syn·​o·​vi·​tis ˈte-nō-ˌsi-nə-ˈvī-təs How to pronounce tenosynovitis (audio)
ˈtē-
: inflammation of a tendon sheath

Example Sentences

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, 26 June 2017

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

circa 1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tenosynovitis was circa 1860

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Cite this Entry

“Tenosynovitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tenosynovitis. Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

tenosynovitis

noun
teno·​syn·​o·​vi·​tis ˌten-ō-ˌsin-ə-ˈvīt-əs How to pronounce tenosynovitis (audio)
: inflammation of a tendon sheath

called also tendovaginitis, tenovaginitis

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