[in-flam-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ɪnˈflæm əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
tending to arouse anger, hostility, passion, etc.:
Pathology. of or caused by .
characterized by or caused by inflammation
tending to arouse violence, strong emotion, etc
1680s (n.), from Latin inflammat-, past participle stem of inflammare (see inflame) + -ory. As an adjective, “tending to rouse passions or desires,” 1711; from 1732 in pathology.
inflammatory in·flam·ma·to·ry (ĭn-flām’ə-tôr’ē)
Characterized or caused by inflammation.
noun 1. any intestinal inflammatory disease, especially Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, of unknown cause. Abbreviation: IBD. inflammatory bowel disease n. Abbr. IBD Any of several incurable and debilitating diseases of the gastrointestinal tract characterized by inflammation and obstruction of parts of the intestine. inflammatory bowel disease (ĭn-flām’ə-tôr’ē) Any of several chronic disorders of the […]
- Inflammatory carcinoma
inflammatory carcinoma n. Carcinoma of the breast that causes edema, hyperemia, tenderness, and rapid enlargement of the breast.
- Inflammatory lymph
inflammatory lymph n. Euplastic lymph that collects on the surface of an acutely inflamed membrane or cutaneous wound. Also called plastic lymph.
- Inflammatory papillary hyperplasia
inflammatory papillary hyperplasia n. Closely arranged papules of the palatal mucosa underlying an ill-fitting denture. Also called palatal papillomatosis.