Definition of mastitis in English:

mastitis

Line breaks: mas|titis
Pronunciation: /maˈstʌɪtɪs
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • Inflammation of the mammary gland in the breast or udder, typically due to bacterial infection via a damaged nipple or teat.
    More example sentences
    • Infections such as mastitis and cellulitis tend to be erythematous, tender, and warm to the touch; they may be more circumscribed if an abscess has formed.
    • The most common problem is nipple irritation and associated with that is mastitis, or inflammation and infection in the breast.
    • Milk from cows treated with it is likely to contain pus from their udders since the hormone leads to mastitis, or udder infection.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Greek mastos 'breast' + -itis.

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