uvulitis

noun
uvu·​lit·​is | \ ˌyü-vyə-ˈlī-təs How to pronounce uvulitis (audio) \

Definition of uvulitis

: 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

First Known Use of uvulitis

circa 1839, in the meaning defined above

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“Uvulitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uvulitis. Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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