Definition of myelitis in English:

myelitis

Line breaks: mye|li¦tis
Pronunciation: /ˌmʌɪəˈlʌɪtɪs
 
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noun

[mass noun] Medicine
  • Inflammation of the spinal cord.
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    • In rare instances, infection results in myelitis (inflammation of the spinal cord) and presents with symptoms such as muscle weakness, paralysis, or changes in body sensation.
    • African Americans were also at higher risk for transverse myelitis, an acute attack in which the spinal cord loses its ability to transmit nerve impulses up and down.
    • He did pray once, about 20 years ago, when he was struck down with acute transverse myelitis, a polio-like illness, while in Australia.

Origin

mid 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek muelos 'marrow' + -itis.

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