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glossitis

 [glŏ-si´tis]
inflammation of the tongue.
median rhomboid glossitis a congenital disorder of noninflammatory origin, characterized by a somewhat rhomboid reddish, smooth, and shiny lesion with some opalescent spots, occurring at about the middle third of the dorsal surface of the tongue.

glos·si·tis

(glo-sī'tis),
Inflammation of the tongue.
[gloss- + G. -itis, inflammation]

glossitis

(glô-sī′tĭs, glŏ-)
n.
Inflammation of the tongue.

glos·sit′ic (-sĭt′ĭk) adj.

glossitis

ENT Inflammation of the tongue. See Geographic tongue, Median rhomboid glossitis.

glos·si·tis

(glos-ī'tis)
Inflammation of the tongue.
[gloss- + G. -itis, inflammation]

glossitis

Inflammation of the tongue, usually from nutritional deficiency, especially of iron and vitamin B. It also occurs in iron-deficiency ANAEMIA, in SYPHILIS, ERYTHEMA MULTIFORME, PEMPHIGUS, BEHÇET'S SYNDROME, LICHEN PLANUS and may be caused by any persistent irritant, such as tobacco smoke, roughened teeth, badly fitting dentures or over-use of mouth-washes.

glos·si·tis

(glos-ī'tis)
Inflammation of the tongue.
[gloss- + G. -itis, inflammation]