Definition of pleuritis in US English:

pleuritis

noun

Medicine
  • Inflammation of the pleura; pleurisy; an instance of this.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in William Perkins (1558–1602), theologian and Church of England clergyman. From classical Latin pleurītis (Vitruvius) from ancient Greek πλευρῖτις from πλευρά side, rib + -ῖτις.