noun[mass noun] Medicine
Inflammation of one or both of the testicles.
- 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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