endocarditis

[en-doh-kahr-dahy-tis]
noun Pathology.
inflammation of the endocardium.

Origin:
1830–40; < Neo-Latin; see endo-, carditis

endocarditic [en-doh-kahr-dit-ik] , adjective
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endocarditis (ˌɛndəʊkɑːˈdaɪtɪs)
 
n
inflammation of the endocardium
 
endocarditic
 
adj

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endocarditis en·do·car·di·tis (ěn'dō-kär-dī'tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the endocardium.


en'do·car·dit'ic (-dĭt'ĭk) adj.
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Example sentences
Endocarditis and dental related septicemia is prevented by good dental hygiene.
Thus the drugs can prevent endocarditis, infection of the heart lining and valves.
They are also used to reduce the risk of infective endocarditis in patients with mitral valve prolapse who are having dental work.
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