epidemic parotiditis

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ep·i·dem·ic pa·rot·i·di·tis

, epidemic parotitis (ep'i-dem'ik pă-rot'i-dī'tis, par-ō-tītis)
An acute infectious and contagious disease caused by a paramyxovirus and characterized by fever, inflammation and swelling of the parotid gland, and sometimes of other salivary glands, and occasionally by inflammation of the testis, ovary, pancreas, or meninges.
Synonym(s): mumps.
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