vag·​i·​ni·​tis | \ ˌva-jə-ˈnī-təs How to pronounce vaginitis (audio) \

Definition of vaginitis

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

Examples of vaginitis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is another cause of vaginitis (which, remember, is vaginal inflammation that can include swelling). Isadora Baum, SELF, 5 Aug. 2020 There are several types of vaginitis with various causes, including a few other things on this list. Isadora Baum, SELF, 5 Aug. 2020 Until laundry day, the discharge is soaked into the cotton crotch of the panties, creating a layer of bacteria (as in vaginitis), yeast and mold. Essence, 9 Aug. 2019 This is one of the causes of vaginitis, or vaginal inflammation. Isadora Baum, SELF, 30 Nov. 2018 Who wants to run the risk of steam burns, or vaginitis from a reaction to the herbs? Emily Wang, Glamour, 19 June 2018 Types of vaginitis include bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections, so this is well worth avoiding. Korin Miller, SELF, 25 May 2018

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First Known Use of vaginitis

1815, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vaginitis

vagina + -itis, after French vaginite

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The first known use of vaginitis was in 1815

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“Vaginitis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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vag·​i·​ni·​tis | \ ˌvaj-ə-ˈnīt-əs How to pronounce vaginitis (audio) \
plural vaginitides\ -​ˈnit-​ə-​ˌdēz How to pronounce vaginitis (audio) \

Medical Definition of vaginitis

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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