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[fash-ee-ahy-tis, fas-] /ˌfæʃ iˈaɪ tɪs, ˌfæs-/
noun, Pathology
inflammation of the fascia.
Origin of fasciitis
1890-95; fasci(a) + -itis Unabridged
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Examples from the web for fasciitis
  • Take plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of foot tissue that is felt as heel pain.
  • Plantar fasciitis and heel spurs are caused by a painful partial tearing of the plantar fascia from its origin on the heel bone.
  • Noah remains out indefinitely with plantar fasciitis in his left foot.
  • Quentin is recovering from plantar fasciitis in his left foot.
British Dictionary definitions for fasciitis


inflammation of the fascia of a muscle
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Word Origin and History for fasciitis

1893, from fascia + -itis.

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fasciitis in Medicine

fasciitis fas·ci·i·tis (fāsh'ē-ī'tĭs, fās'-)

  1. Inflammation in a fascia.

  2. The proliferation of fibroblasts in a fascia.

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