tra·​che·​i·​tis | \ ˌtrā-kē-ˈī-təs How to pronounce tracheitis (audio) \

Definition of tracheitis

: inflammation of the trachea

Examples of tracheitis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Melinik suspected that the man had tracheitis, or an inflammation of the trachea, caused by the virus. Matthias Gafni,, "Exclusive: Autopsy report of first known coronavirus death in U.S. says disease caused Santa Clara woman’s heart to rupture," 25 Apr. 2020 According to the zoo, Clark was born there in 2009 and died Wednesday of tracheitis, an inflammation of the windpipe. Martin Weil, Washington Post, "Prehensile-tailed porcupine, father of four, dies at National Zoo," 9 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of tracheitis

1859, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tracheitis

New Latin

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“Tracheitis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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tra·​che·​itis | \ ˌtrā-kē-ˈīt-əs How to pronounce tracheitis (audio) \

Medical Definition of tracheitis

: inflammation of the trachea

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