Definition of orchitis in English:

orchitis

noun

Medicine
  • Inflammation of one or both of the testicles.

    • ‘No antecedents of orchitis, infectious disease, or orchidectomy had been recorded in the patients' histories.’
    • ‘Mumps in adolescent and adult males may also result in the development of orchitis, an inflammation of the testicles.’
    • ‘Other complications are chronic fatigue syndrome, orchitis, and hepatitis.’
    • ‘Complications include deafness, meningitis and orchitis (inflammation of the testis).’
    • ‘A history of orchitis, testicular trauma, or other pathology may be contributory.’

Origin

Late 18th century: modern Latin, from Greek orkhis testicle + -itis.

Pronunciation:

orchitis

/ôrˈkīdəs/