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[lar-uh n-jahy-tis] /ˌlær ənˈdʒaɪ tɪs/

noun, Pathology.
inflammation of the , often with accompanying sore throat, hoarseness or loss of voice, and dry cough.
inflammation of the larynx

1822, Medical Latin, from comb. form of larynx (q.v.) + -itis.

laryngitis lar·yn·gi·tis (lār’ĭn-jī’tĭs)
Inflammation of the larynx.
lar’yn·git’ic (-jĭt’ĭk) adj.
Inflammation of the larynx, usually caused by a virus and characterized by hoarseness.


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