vaginitis

noun vag·i·ni·tis \ ˌva-jə-ˈnī-təs \
|Updated on: 2 Jul 2018

Definition of vaginitis

: inflammation of the vagina or of a sheath (such as a tendon sheath)

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Origin and Etymology of vaginitis

vagina + -itis, after French vaginite


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vaginitis

noun vag·i·ni·tis \ ˌvaj-ə-ˈnīt-əs \

medical Definition of vaginitis

plural vaginitides play \-ˈnit-ə-ˌdēz\
1 : inflammation of the vagina (as from bacterial or fungal infection, allergic reaction, or hormone deficiency) that may be marked by irritation and vaginal discharge — see atrophic vaginitis, bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis
2 : inflammation of a sheath (as a tendon sheath)

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