Definition of Tonsillitis

1. Noun. Inflammation of the tonsils (especially the palatine tonsils).

Generic synonyms: Inflammation, Redness, Rubor



Definition of Tonsillitis

1. Noun. (pathology) Inflammation of the tonsils. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tonsillitis

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Medical Definition of Tonsillitis

1. Inflammation of the tonsils, especially the palatine tonsils. Origin: L. Tonsilla = tonsil This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tonsillitis

tonsilla pharyngealis
tonsilla tubaria
tonsillar
tonsillar branch of glossopharyngeal nerve
tonsillar branch of the facial artery
tonsillar calculus
tonsillar crypt
tonsillar fossa
tonsillar fossulae
tonsillar herniation
tonsillar ring
tonsillectomies
tonsillectomy
tonsillith
tonsillitides
tonsillitis (current term)
tonsillitises
tonsillo-
tonsillolingual sulcus
tonsillolith
tonsilloliths
tonsillopathy
tonsillotome
tonsillotomes
tonsillotomies
tonsillotomy
tonsilotome
tonsilotomes
tonsilotomies
tonsilotomy

Literary usage of Tonsillitis

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1. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler, Thomas McCrae (1916)
"ACUTE tonsillitis Definition.—An acute infection, sporadic or epidemic, involving the structures of the tonsillar ring, usually due to organisms of the ..."

2. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler (1905)
"Packard has called particular attention to acute tonsillitis as a precursor ... A disease so common and wide-spread as acute tonsillitis necessarily attacks ..."

3. A Treatise on the principles and practice of medicine: Designed for the Use by Austin Flint, Frederick Porteous Henry (1894)
"tonsillitis. The most important varieties of tonsillitis are acute simple tonsillitis (often designated as catarrhal), follicular tonsillitis, ..."

4. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler (1912)
"ACUTE tonsillitis Definition.—An acute infection, sporadic or epidemic, involving the structures of the tonsillar ring, usually due to organisms of the ..."

5. A Treatise on the Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use by Austin Flint, William Henry Welch (1886)
"tonsillitis. The most important varieties of tonsillitis are acute simple tonsillitis (Often designated as catarrhal), follicular tonsillitis, ..."

6. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1891)
"While some writers claim that heredity is a strong predisposing factor in parenchymatous tonsillitis, I do not know that they have traced such connection ..."

7. Repressive Legislation of the Republic of South Africa by Elizabeth S. Landis, United Nations Unit on Apartheid (1903)
"Packard has called particular attention to acute tonsillitis as a precursor ... A disease so common and widespread as acute tonsillitis necessarily attacks ..."

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