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TONSILLITIS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does tonsillitis mean? 

TONSILLITIS (noun)
  The noun TONSILLITIS has 1 sense:

1. inflammation of the tonsils (especially the palatine tonsils)

  Familiarity information: TONSILLITIS used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TONSILLITIS (noun)


Sense 1tonsillitis [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Inflammation of the tonsils (especially the palatine tonsils)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("tonsillitis" is a kind of...):

inflammation; redness; rubor (a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat)


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