[fash-ee-ahy-tis, fas-]
noun Pathology.
inflammation of the fascia.

1890–95; fasci(a) + -itis

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fasciitis (ˌfæʃɪˈaɪtɪs)
inflammation of the fascia of a muscle

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Word Origin & History

1893, from fascia + -itis.
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Medical Dictionary

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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Example sentences
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.
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