noun Pathology.
inflammation of the mucous membrane of the pharynx; sore throat.

1835–45; pharyng- + -itis Unabridged
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pharyngitis (ˌfærɪnˈdʒaɪtɪs)
inflammation of the pharynx

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pharyngitis phar·yn·gi·tis (fār'ĭn-jī'tĭs)
Inflammation of the pharynx.

phar'yn·git'ic (-jĭt'ĭk) adj.
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pharyngitis   (fār'ĭn-jī'tĭs)  Pronunciation Key 
Inflammation of the pharynx, often a result of viral or bacterial infection, especially streptococcal bacteria. See also strep throat.
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