tenosynovitis

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noun te·no·syn·o·vi·tis \ˈte-nō-ˌsi-nə-ˈvī-təs, ˌtē-\

Definition of tenosynovitis

  1. :  inflammation of a tendon sheath

Origin and Etymology of tenosynovitis

New Latin, from Greek tenōn tendon (akin to Greek teinein to stretch) + New Latin synovitis — more at thin


First Known Use: circa 1860


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tenosynovitis

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noun teno·syn·o·vi·tis \ˌten-ō-ˌsin-ə-ˈvīt-əs\

Medical Definition of tenosynovitis

  1. :  inflammation of a tendon sheath—called also tendovaginitis, tenovaginitis


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