Definition of stomatitis in English:


Line breaks: sto¦ma|titis
Pronunciation: /ˌstəʊməˈtʌɪtɪs
, ˌstɒ-/


[mass noun] Medicine
  • Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth.
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    • 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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