mucositis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mucosa (mucus membrane) + -itis (inflammation)

Noun[edit]

mucositis (countable and uncountable, plural mucositides)

  1. A complication of some cancer therapies in which the lining of the digestive system becomes inflamed. Often seen as sores in the mouth.

References[edit]

  • Dictionary of Cancer Terms (National Cancer Insitute, National Institutes of Health, United States Government) [1]