orchitis

[awr-kahy-tis]
noun Pathology.
inflammation of the testis.
Also, orchiditis [awr-ki-dahy-tis] .


Origin:
1790–1800; < Neo-Latin; see orchi-, -itis

orchitic [awr-kit-ik] , adjective
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orchitis (ɔːˈkaɪtɪs)
 
n
inflammation of one or both testicles
 
[C18: from New Latin, from Greek orkhis testicle + -itis]
 
orchitic
 
adj

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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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