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Inflammation of an ovary. Also called ovaritis.


(Medicine) inflammation of an ovary; ovaritis
oophoritic adj


(ˌoʊ ə fəˈraɪ tɪs)

inflammation of an ovary. Also called ovaritis.
[1870–75; < New Latin oophor(on) ovary]
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Noun1.oophoritis - inflammation of one or both ovaries
inflammation, redness, rubor - a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat


n. ooforitis, infl. de ovario.
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