Definition of glossitis in English:

glossitis

Syllabification: glos·si·tis
Pronunciation: /gläˈsītis, glô-
 
/

noun

Medicine
Inflammation of the tongue.
More example sentences
  • Among these lesions, angular stomatitis and glossitis were more prevalent than flattening of the fingernails.
  • She also had painful glossitis and angular stomatitis.
  • A diet deficient in niacin (as well as tryptophan) leads to glossitis of the tongue, dermatitis, weight loss, diarrhea, depression and dementia.

Origin

early 19th century: from Greek glōssa 'tongue' + -itis.

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