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orchitis

[awr-kahy-tis] /ɔrˈkaɪ tɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
inflammation of the testis.
Also, orchiditis
[awr-ki-dahy-tis] /ˌɔr kɪˈdaɪ tɪs/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; < New Latin; see orchi-, -itis
Related forms
orchitic
[awr-kit-ik] /ɔrˈkɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • orchitis may be caused by an infection from many different types of bacteria and viruses.
British Dictionary definitions for orchitis

orchitis

/ɔːˈkaɪtɪs/
noun
1.
inflammation of one or both testicles
Derived Forms
orchitic (ɔːˈkɪtɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin, from Greek orkhis testicle + -itis
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orchitis in Medicine

orchitis or·chi·tis (ôr-kī'tĭs) or or·chi·di·tis (ôr'kĭ-dī'tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the testis. Also called didymitis, testitis.


or·chit'ic (ôr-kĭt'ĭk) adj.
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