\ɔːkˈa͡ɪtɪs], \ɔːkˈaɪtɪs], \ɔː_k_ˈaɪ_t_ɪ_s]\
Sort: Oldest first
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
Inflammation of the testicle. There are three varieties: (1) traumatic, in which the epididymis is usually involved; (2) A chronic inflammation of low grade, occurring in individuals of a gouty or rheumatic diathesis; (3) A form due to acute inflammation in some other part of the body, as a complication of mumps, and occasionally of typhoid fever, influenza, smallpox, tonsillitis, and rheumatism. The symptoms of o. are severe pain, and gradual symmetrical enlargement in one testicle, with sensitiveness, drawing up of the testicle, chills and fever. The disease may end in resolution, leaving a practically normal testicle or in atrophy or gangrene, [Gr.]
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
Word of the day
- An exaggerated p. reniformis curved in the form of a horseshoe. a peculiar form p. in some cases of twin pregnancy. formation in which the two placentae twin gestation are united by a strip of placental tissue.