Definitions

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

  • n. Inflammation of a salivary gland.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Inflammation of a salivary gland; mumps.

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

  • n. inflammation of the salivary glands

Etymologies

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

Greek sialon, saliva + adenitis.

Examples

  • Acute and chronic sialadenitis not responding to conservative treatment requires an appropriate surgical approach.

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  • SALIVARY OBSTRUCTION: Up to 2 percent of the population suffer from sialadenitis, or blockage of the salivary ducts.

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  • Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is one of the more common causes of chronic liver disease in world with a variety of extrahepatic complications such as essential mixed cryoglobulinemia, membranoproliferative glomerulonep hritis, autoimmune thyroiditis, sialadenitis, and cardiomyopathy.

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