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

  • n. Inflammation of the breast or udder.

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  • n. Inflammation of a breast.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Inflammation of the breast.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, inflammation of the mammary gland. Also called mammitis.

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

  • n. inflammation of a breast (or udder)


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From mast- + -itis.


  • One is that oftentimes, there is a condition known as mastitis, which is just an infection of the breast.

    CNN Transcript Oct 9, 2002

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  • Then I got mastitis, which is clinically defined as a breast infection, in my case from a clogged milk duct.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: New Moms

  • This also could be benign rashes, poison ivy or even mastitis, which is an inflammation of the breast.

    CNN Transcript Oct 2, 2007

  • Both microbes, however, are known to afflict dairy cows, sheep and goats with a serious bacterial infection called mastitis, an inflammation of the udder, which costs the global dairy industry billions in lost revenue every year.


  • Her immune system is greatly compromised, and she becomes susceptible to a number of crushing diseases, such as mastitis (painful swelling of the udder), ketosis (disease of the liver), laminitis or lameness (resulting from metabolic strain), "milk fever" (unnatural loss of calcium from the blood supply), and infertility.

    Dairy Cows and Veal Calves

  • For the baby's mouth contains bacteria which while harmless in themselves may if they get into the cracks of the nipple set up an inflammation of the breast or "mastitis" and cause an abscess.

    Woman Her Sex and Love Life

  • "We always have vet students working within the practice who are involved in surveillance work, such as mastitis and body condition scoring."

    FWi - All News

  • About 2 percent to 10 percent of all nursing mothers develop some sort of breast inflammation such as mastitis, the researchers said.

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News

  • The antibiotics routinely given to dairy cattle to discourage mastitis may never make it into your milk (conventional milk is tested for antibiotic residues), but they could lead to you catching a life-threatening disease later in life.

    Jennifer Grayson: Eco Etiquette: Is Organic Milk A Hoax?


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