Definition of oesophagitis in English:

oesophagitis

(US esophagitis)

noun

Medicine
  • [mass noun] Inflammation of the oesophagus.

    • ‘Failure of this mechanism is one cause of the sensation known as heartburn, and if persistent leads to chronic inflammation: oesophagitis.’
    • ‘Patients with predominant epigastric pain without peptic ulcer disease or oesophagitis have functional dyspepsia.’
    • ‘Side effects include damage to surrounding organs, which can lead to significant morbidity from esophagitis and pneumonitis.’
    • ‘All trials used validated dyspepsia questionnaires and excluded patients with confirmed peptic ulcer disease or oesophagitis before enrolment.’
    • ‘Complications seen in a hiatal hernia include aspiration pneumonia and peptic esophagitis with stricture.’

Pronunciation:

oesophagitis

/ɪˌsɒfəɡəˈdʒʌɪtɪs/