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cellulitis

[sel-yuh-lahy-tis] /ˌsɛl yəˈlaɪ tɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
inflammation of cellular tissue.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to cellul(a) (see cellular) + -itis -itis
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Examples from the web for cellulitis
  • The risk of skin rashes and some infections including cellulitis and endocarditis may be increased.
  • It is similar to cellulitis, but it only involves the top layers of the skin.
  • cellulitis and osteomyelitis are treated with antibiotics.
  • Ludwig's angina is a type of cellulitis that involves the floor of the mouth, under the tongue.
British Dictionary definitions for cellulitis

cellulitis

/ˌsɛljʊˈlaɪtɪs/
noun
1.
inflammation of any of the tissues of the body, characterized by fever, pain, swelling, and redness of the affected area
Word Origin
C19: from Latin cellulacellule + -itis
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Word Origin and History for cellulitis
n.

1832, from Latin cellula, diminutive of cella "cell" (see cell) + -itis.

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cellulitis in Medicine

cellulitis cel·lu·li·tis (sěl'yə-lī'tĭs)
n.
A spreading inflammation of subcutaneous or connective tissue.

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