Definitions

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

  • noun Inflammation of the tonsils.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

  • noun (Med.) Inflammation of the tonsils; --- same as tonsilitis.

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

  • noun pathology Inflammation of the tonsils.

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

  • noun inflammation of the tonsils (especially the palatine tonsils)

Etymologies

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From tonsil + -itis.

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.

    Wii-volution

  • 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.

    Wii-volution

  • 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.

    Wii-volution

  • 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.

    Wii-volution

  • 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.

    Wii-volution

  • 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.

    Wii-volution

  • 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.

    Wii-volution

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