noun Pathology.
inflammation of the pericardium, myocardium, or endocardium, separately or in combination.

1775–85; < Neo-Latin; see cardi-, -itis

carditic [kahr-dit-ik] , adjective Unabridged
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carditis (kɑːˈdaɪtɪs)
inflammation of the heart

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carditis car·di·tis (kär-dī'tĭs)
Inflammation of the muscle tissue of the heart. Also called myocarditis.

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