Definition of parotitis in English:

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parotitis

Pronunciation: /ˌparəˈtʌɪtɪs/

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
Inflammation of a parotid gland, especially ( infectious parotitis) mumps.
Example sentences
  • The great majority of cases begin as a tonsillitis or pharyngitis with occasional cases associated with mastoiditis, otitis media, parotitis, sinusitis and dental infections.
  • Mumps results from infection with the mumps virus and can lead to parotitis, meningoencephalitis, and orchitis.
  • Rare presentations of infection include severe haemorrhage, jaundice, parotitis, and cardiomyopathy.
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