Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Inflammation of the tonsils.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Inflammation of the tonsils.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Inflammation of the tonsils; --- same as tonsilitis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Inflammation of the tonsils. It is a very common form of sore throat, of varying severity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. inflammation of the tonsils (especially the palatine tonsils)

Etymologies

From tonsil + -itis. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • By tonsillitis the inflammation of the tonsils is principally to be understood; but as all inflammations generally spread further than the part first affected; so, when the summit of the windpipe is also much inflamed, it may be termed tonsillitis trachealis, or croup.

    Zoonomia, Vol. II Or, the Laws of Organic Life

  • ; and when the summit of the gullet is much inflamed along with the tonsil, it may be called tonsillitis pharyngea, as described in Dr. Cullen's Nosologia, Genus

    Zoonomia, Vol. II Or, the Laws of Organic Life

  • Amoxil is used to treat many different types of infections, such as tonsillitis, pneumonia, ear infections, bronchitis, urinary tract infections, gonorrhea, and infections of the skin.

    Horses Mouth January 22, 2007 4:24 PM

  • Augmentin is used to treat many different types of infections, such as tonsillitis, pneumonia, ear infections, bronchitis, urinary tract infections, gonorrhea, and infections of the skin.

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  • The suffix "itis" means inflammation, such as tonsillitis

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  • I nearly died when I had my stem-cell transplant, and with a battered immune system spent the first year after treatment ill with shingles, tonsillitis, sinusitis, swine flu and any number of other tedious, mind-numbing complaints.

    I had cancer while I was pregnant

  • Breathing problems, severe tonsillitis and upper respiratory difficulties followed, as doctors struggled to establish diagnoses.

    NHS patients believed to be among faulty French breast implant victims

  • It turned out, he had tonsillitis and Anthony hadn't wanted to worry me.

    An Interview with Allison Pearson

  • My 2-year old is sick with two ear infections and tonsillitis right now and I am already dreading the breaking of the bad habits I have created over the last day or two!

    The Grabbing Hands, Grab All They Can | Her Bad Mother

  • They highlight that the indications for tonsillectomy are not just in cases of strep infections but in cases of severe tonsillitis manifested by fever, swollen glands — enlargement of the lymph nodes — and exudate fluid, said Schreibstein.

    No surgery for moderate tonsillitis, new guidelines say

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