Epidemic parotitis
Parotitis Par`o*ti"tis, n. [NL. See {Parotid}, and {-itis}.] (Med.) Inflammation of the parotid glands. [1913 Webster]

{Epidemic parotitis} or {Infectious parotitis}, mumps. [1913 Webster]


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  • epidemic parotitis — n MUMPS * * * infectious parotitis 1. parotitis caused by an infectious agent; see bacterial p. and viral p. 2. mumps …   Medical dictionary

  • epidemic parotitis — Mumps Mumps, n. [Prov. E. mump to be sulky. Cf. {Mump}, {Mumble}, and {Mum}.] 1. pl. Sullenness; silent displeasure; the sulks. Skinner. [1913 Webster] 2. [Prob. so called from the patient s appearance.] (Med.) A specific infectious febrile… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • epidemic parotitis — noun an acute contagious viral disease characterized by fever and by swelling of the parotid glands • Syn: ↑mumps • Hypernyms: ↑infectious disease • Part Meronyms: ↑parotitis * * * noun : mumps …   Useful english dictionary

  • Parotitis — Par o*ti tis, n. [NL. See {Parotid}, and { itis}.] (Med.) Inflammation of the parotid glands. [1913 Webster] {Epidemic parotitis} or {Infectious parotitis}, mumps. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • epidemic — epidemically, adv. epidemicity /ep i deuh mis i tee/, n. /ep i dem ik/, adj. 1. Also, epidemical. (of a disease) affecting many persons at the same time, and spreading from person to person in a locality where the disease is not permanently… …   Universalium

  • Infectious parotitis — Parotitis Par o*ti tis, n. [NL. See {Parotid}, and { itis}.] (Med.) Inflammation of the parotid glands. [1913 Webster] {Epidemic parotitis} or {Infectious parotitis}, mumps. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • infectious parotitis — Mumps Mumps, n. [Prov. E. mump to be sulky. Cf. {Mump}, {Mumble}, and {Mum}.] 1. pl. Sullenness; silent displeasure; the sulks. Skinner. [1913 Webster] 2. [Prob. so called from the patient s appearance.] (Med.) A specific infectious febrile… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Mumps — For other uses of the word Mumps or MUMPS, see Mumps (disambiguation). Mumps Classification and external resources Child with mumps. ICD 10 B …   Wikipedia

  • Mumps — An acute (sudden, shortlived) viral illness that usually presents with inflammation of the salivary glands, particularly the parotid glands. A child with mumps often looks like a chipmunk with a full mouth due to the swelling of the parotids (the …   Medical dictionary

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