Definition of cellulitis in English:

cellulitis

noun

Medicine
  • Inflammation of subcutaneous connective tissue.

    • ‘For instance, periorbital edema with proptosis could be the result of cellulitis or acute bacterial sinusitis.’
    • ‘Infections such as mastitis and cellulitis tend to be erythematous, tender, and warm to the touch; they may be more circumscribed if an abscess has formed.’
    • ‘Any infection in this area, as from a pimple or boil in the nostril or on the upper lip or nose, may cause a local tissue inflammation known as cellulitis.’
    • ‘Common skin infections include cellulitis, erysipelas, impetigo, folliculitis, and furuncles and carbuncles.’
    • ‘Some patients present with congestive heart failure, stroke or a severe localized infection such as pneumonia, cellulitis or septic arthritis.’

Pronunciation:

cellulitis

/ˌselyəˈlīdəs/