Definition of glossitis in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɡlɒˈsʌɪtɪs/


[mass noun] Medicine
Inflammation of the tongue.
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.


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

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