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retinitis

[ret-n-ahy-tis] /ˌrɛt nˈaɪ tɪs/
noun, Ophthalmology
1.
inflammation of the retina.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; < New Latin; see retina, -itis
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retinitis

/ˌrɛtɪˈnaɪtɪs/
noun
1.
inflammation of the retina
Word Origin
C20: from New Latin, from retina + -itis
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Word Origin and History for retinitis'

retinitis

n.

1821, from retina + -itis.

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retinitis' in Medicine

retinitis ret·i·ni·tis (rět'n-ī'tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the retina.

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