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Meaning of ORCHITIS

Pronunciation:  or'kItis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  inflammation of one or both testes; characterized by pain and swelling
 

ORCHITIS is a 8 letter word that starts with O.

 

 See Also: inflammation, redness, rubor

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Or*chi"tis\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a testicle + -itis.]
(Med.)
Inflammation of the testicles.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. Orchitis is an infection of the testis. It is a common (about 1 in 4) complication associated with mumps, an infection of the parotid (salivary) glands. In severe cases, sterility may result.
  2. Orchitis is any infection or inflammation of the testes.
 

 

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