Definition of orchitis in English:


Syllabification: or·chi·tis
Pronunciation: /ôrˈkītis


  • Inflammation of one or both of the testicles.
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    • Mumps in adolescent and adult males may also result in the development of orchitis, an inflammation of the testicles.
    • Complications include deafness, meningitis and orchitis (inflammation of the testis).
    • A history of orchitis, testicular trauma, or other pathology may be contributory.


late 18th century: modern Latin, from Greek orkhis 'testicle' + -itis.

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