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[far-in-jahy-tis] /ˌfær ɪnˈdʒaɪ tɪs/

noun, Pathology.
inflammation of the mucous membrane of the ; sore throat.
inflammation of the pharynx

1824, from stem of pharynx + -itis.

pharyngitis phar·yn·gi·tis (fār’ĭn-jī’tĭs)
Inflammation of the pharynx.
phar’yn·git’ic (-jĭt’ĭk) adj.
Inflammation of the pharynx, often a result of viral or bacterial infection, especially streptococcal bacteria. See also strep throat.


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