tonsillitis

[ton-suh-lahy-tis]
noun Pathology.
inflammation of a tonsil or the tonsils.

Origin:
1795–1805; < Latin tōnsill(ae) tonsils + -itis

tonsillitic [ton-suh-lit-ik] , adjective
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tonsillitis (ˌtɒnsɪˈlaɪtɪs)
 
n
inflammation of the palatine tonsils, causing enlargement, occasionally to the extent that they nearly touch one another
 
tonsillitic
 
adj

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tonsillitis ton·sil·li·tis (tŏn'sə-lī'tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of a tonsil, especially the palatine tonsil.


ton'sil·lit'ic (-lĭt'ĭk) adj.
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tonsillitis   (tŏn'sə-lī'tĭs)  Pronunciation Key 
Inflammation of the tonsils, usually caused by bacterial infection.
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tonsillitis [(ton-suh-leye-tis)]

An inflammation of the tonsils, sometimes the result of a bacterial infection.

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For a sore throat caused by bacterial tonsillitis, antibiotic treatment may be recommended.
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