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[ma-stahy-tis] /mæˈstaɪ tɪs/

Pathology. inflammation of the breast.
Veterinary Pathology. inflammation of the udder, especially of cows; garget.
inflammation of a breast or an udder

1842, medical Latin, from Greek mastos (see masto-) + -itis.

mastitis mas·ti·tis (mā-stī’tĭs)
Inflammation of the breast. Also called mammitis, mastadenitis.


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