glottitis glot·ti·tis (glŏ-tī’tĭs)
Inflammation of the glottic portion of the larynx.
1. variant of : glottology. word-forming element meaning “language,” from Attic Greek glotto-, from glotta “tongue, language” (see gloss (n.2)).
[glot-oh-kruh-nol-uh-jee, glot-uh-] /ˌglɒt oʊ krəˈnɒl ə dʒi, ˌglɒt ə-/ noun, Linguistics. 1. the branch of lexicostatistics that studies the rate of replacement of vocabulary and attempts to determine what percentage of basic vocabulary two presently distinct but related languages share, using the information thus obtained to estimate how long ago they ceased being a single […]
[glo-tog-uh-nee] /glɒˈtɒg ə ni/ noun, Linguistics. 1. the study of the putative origin of language.
[glo-tol-uh-jee] /glɒˈtɒl ə dʒi/ noun, Obsolete. 1. .