Share this entry

Share this page

prostatitis

Syllabification: pros·ta·ti·tis
Pronunciation: /ˌprästəˈtīdəs
 
/

Definition of prostatitis in English:

noun

Medicine
Inflammation of the prostate gland.
Example sentences
  • However, a high PSA score does not always indicate cancer and can be caused by other prostate diseases such as benign prostatic hypertrophy or prostatitis (inflamed prostate).
  • Infection is the most common cause of dysuria and presents as cystitis, prostatitis, pyelonephritis, or urethritis, depending on the area of the urogenital tract that is most affected.
  • Bacterial prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland.

Definition of prostatitis in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure