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irritation of the synovial membrane, or joint rotary area, of the elbow, caused by immoderate motions while playing tennis or other sports; epicondylitis.
tennis elbow
a painful inflammation of the elbow caused by exertion in playing tennis and similar games

tennis elbow ten·nis elbow (těn’ĭs)
A painful inflammation of the tissue surrounding the elbow, caused by strain from playing tennis and other sports. Also called lateral humeral epicondylitis.


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