cellulitis(redirected from periapical cellulitis)
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An acute, spreading, bacterial infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissues. Cellulitis often originates from an infected wound and can lead to serious illness in the elderly or those with compromised immune systems.
(Pathology) inflammation of any of the tissues of the body, characterized by fever, pain, swelling, and redness of the affected area
[C19: from Latin cellula cellule + -itis]
cel•lu•li•tis(ˌsɛl yəˈlaɪ tɪs)
inflammation of cellular tissue.
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|Noun||1.||cellulitis - an inflammation of body tissue (especially that below the skin) characterized by fever and swelling and redness and pain|