Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A spreading inflammation of subcutaneous or connective tissue.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In pathology, inflammation of cellular or connective tissue, especially in its looser forms.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An inflammantion of the cellular or areolar tissue, esp. of that lying immediately beneath the skin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An inflammation of subcutaneous or connective tissue caused by a bacterial infection

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

  • noun an inflammation of body tissue (especially that below the skin) characterized by fever and swelling and redness and pain

Etymologies

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

[cellul(e) + –itis.]

Examples

  • The orthopedist who saw him ten days later said that there was absolutely no broken bone, but that my dad had cellulitis, which is a skin infection that causes swelling and inflammation.

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  • A bacterium known as cellulitis can enter these cracks and cause an infection in your foot that, if left untreated, can move into your leg, Goldstein says.

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  • Complications, such as cellulitis, perforation of the œsophagus, or peri-œsophageal abscess, may follow.

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  • It’s called cellulitis, and if you don’t take care of it now, it can turn into a nasty infection later.

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  • Staphylococcus aureus, which is the most common cause of skin and soft tissue infections such as cellulitis, have emerged and are creating a serious public health concern.

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  • There were complications of cellulitis and C-diff.

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  • There were complications of cellulitis and C-diff.

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  • The patient was placed on dicloxocillin and ciprofloxacin three days following the exposure due to infection and possible cellulitis.

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  • We examine the children who have cellulitis and outline in pen the discoloration of each skin infection so that when the antibiotics penetrate and begin to take effect, we can measure the resolute retreat in its distance from the border that has been marked.

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  • We examine the children who have cellulitis and outline in pen the discoloration of each skin infection so that when the antibiotics penetrate and begin to take effect, we can measure the resolute retreat in its distance from the border that has been marked.

    Between Expectations

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