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stomatitis Syllabification: sto·ma·ti·tis
Pronunciation: /ˌstōməˈtīdəs/

Definition of stomatitis in English:


Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth.
Example sentences
  • It works, but, like many chemotherapeutic agents, it causes serious side effects, including neutropenia, alopecia, diarrhoea, stomatitis, sickness, and hand-foot syndrome.
  • Other childhood infections such as herpetic stomatitis, exanthema subitum, and chickenpox also seemed protective.
  • Gingival ulceration in herpetic stomatitis is common and is associated with mouth ulcers elsewhere and fever


Mid 19th century: modern Latin, from stoma, stomat- 'mouth' + -itis.

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