Definition of parotitis in English:



mass nounMedicine
  • Inflammation of a parotid gland, especially (infectious parotitis) mumps.

    • ‘She suffers from asthma, has a known allergy to dust, and has had recurrent episodes of parotitis.’
    • ‘Mumps results from infection with the mumps virus and can lead to parotitis, meningoencephalitis, and orchitis.’
    • ‘The great majority of cases begin as a tonsillitis or pharyngitis with occasional cases associated with mastoiditis, otitis media, parotitis, sinusitis and dental infections.’
    • ‘Rare presentations of infection include severe haemorrhage, jaundice, parotitis, and cardiomyopathy.’
    • ‘In the presence of parotitis and particularly during an epidemic, the diagnosis of mumps is straightforward.’