carditis definition by Webster's New World
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inflammation of the heart
Origin: Modern Latin ; from Classical Greek kardia, heart plush -itis
carditis definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Inflammation of the muscle tissue of the heart.
Origin: card(io)- + -itis.
carditis - Medical Definition
Inflammation of the muscle tissue of the heart. Also called myocarditis.