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inflammation of cellular tissue.
Historical Examples

inflammation of any of the tissues of the body, characterized by fever, pain, swelling, and redness of the affected area

1832, from Latin cellula, diminutive of cella “cell” (see cell) + -itis.

cellulitis cel·lu·li·tis (sěl’yə-lī’tĭs)
A spreading inflammation of subcutaneous or connective tissue.


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