noun Pathology.
inflammation of a spinal nerve root.

1905–10; < Neo-Latin; see radicle, -itis

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radiculitis ra·dic·u·li·tis (rə-dĭk'yə-lī'tĭs)

  1. Inflammation of the intradural portion of a spinal nerve root prior to its entrance into the intervertebral foramen.

  2. Inflammation of the portion of a spinal nerve root between the intervertebral foramen and the nerve plexus.

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Cranial nerve palsies, as well as motor and sensory radiculitis, may also be seen.
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