Definition of glossitis in English:


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Pronunciation: /glɒˈsʌɪtɪs


[mass noun] Medicine
  • Inflammation of the tongue.
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    • 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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