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]


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  • 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

  • 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

  • parotitis — [ˌparə tʌɪtɪs] noun Medicine inflammation of a parotid gland, especially (infectious parotitis) mumps …   English new terms dictionary

  • parotitis — n. inflammation of the parotid salivary glands. See: mumps (infectious parotitis) …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • infectious disease — noun a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact (Freq. 3) • Hypernyms: ↑communicable disease • Hyponyms: ↑AIDS, ↑acquired immune deficiency syndrome, ↑brucellosis, ↑undulant fever, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bacterial parotitis — infectious parotitis caused by a bacterial infection, most commonly with Staphylococcus aureus and less often with Escherichia coli or species of Pseudomonas …   Medical dictionary

  • viral parotitis — infectious parotitis caused by a virus; the most common condition is mumps, and less common illnesses are caused by influenza viruses or parainfluenza viruses …   Medical dictionary

  • 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

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