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glossitis

[glo-sahy-tis, glaw-] /glɒˈsaɪ tɪs, glɔ-/
noun, Pathology
1.
inflammation of the tongue.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; gloss- + -itis
Related forms
glossitic
[glo-sit-ik, glaw-] /glɒˈsɪt ɪk, glɔ-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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glossitis

/ɡlɒˈsaɪtɪs/
noun
1.
inflammation of the tongue
Derived Forms
glossitic (ɡlɒˈsɪtɪk) adjective
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glossitis glos·si·tis (glô-sī'tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the tongue.


glos·sit'ic (-sĭt'ĭk) adj.
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glossitis

inflammation of the tongue characterized by loss of the surface papillae, a condition that gives the affected area a smooth, red appearance. Glossitis may be the primary disease, or may be a symptom of one of several hereditary and acquired conditions (such as certain forms of anemia, pellegra, syphilis, or nutritional deficiencies). There may, however, be a mild burning sensation that can be controlled with topical anesthetics.

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