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

  • noun Inflammation of the larynx.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Inflammation of the larynx.

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

  • noun (Med.) Inflammation of the larynx.

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  • noun An inflammation of the larynx, typically resulting in hoarseness.

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

  • noun inflammation of the mucous membrane of the larynx; characterized by hoarseness or loss of voice and coughing

Etymologies

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Attested since 1822 CE; from Latin larynx, from Ancient Greek λάρυγξ (larunks), suffixed with -itis.

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