tonsillitis

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noun ton·sil·li·tis \-ˈlī-təs\

Origin and Etymology of tonsillitis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1801


TONSILLITIS Defined for English Language Learners

tonsillitis

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noun ton·sil·li·tis \-ˈlī-təs\

Definition of tonsillitis for English Language Learners

  • medical : a condition in which a person's tonsils are painful and swollen


TONSILLITIS Defined for Kids

tonsillitis

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noun ton·sil·li·tis \ˌtän-sə-ˈlī-təs\

Definition of tonsillitis for Students

  1. :  a sore reddened state of the tonsils


Medical Dictionary

tonsillitis

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noun ton·sil·li·tis \ˌtän(t)-sə-ˈlīt-əs\

Medical Definition of tonsillitis

  1. :  inflammation of the tonsils and especially the palatine tonsils typically due to viral or bacterial infection and marked by red enlarged tonsils usually with sore throat, fever, difficult swallowing, hoarseness or loss of voice, and tender or swollen lymph nodes



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