uvulitis

noun

uvu·​lit·​is ˌyü-vyə-ˈlī-təs How to pronounce uvulitis (audio)
: inflammation of the uvula (as from bacterial or viral infection or allergic reaction) that is marked especially by swelling and redness
The most important complication of uvulitis is uvular edema and airway obstruction.Thomas Gilmore and Micha Mirin

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uvulitis was circa 1839

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“Uvulitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uvulitis. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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