Attested since 1822 CE; from Latin larynx, from Ancient Greek λάρυγξ (lárunx), + -itis.
laryngitis (usually uncountable, plural laryngites)
- An inflammation of the larynx, typically resulting in hoarseness.
1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter XI:
- The moment had come for the honeyed word. I lowered my voice to a confidential murmur, but on her inquiring if I had laryngitis raised it again.
inflammation of the larynx
- “laryngitis” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2017.