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cellulitis

Line breaks: cel¦lu|litis
Pronunciation: /ˌsɛljʊˈlʌɪtɪs
 
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Definition of cellulitis in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
Inflammation of subcutaneous connective tissue.
Example sentences
  • Some patients present with congestive heart failure, stroke or a severe localized infection such as pneumonia, cellulitis or septic arthritis.
  • Common skin infections include cellulitis, erysipelas, impetigo, folliculitis, and furuncles and carbuncles.
  • Infections such as mastitis and cellulitis tend to be erythematous, tender, and warm to the touch; they may be more circumscribed if an abscess has formed.

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