Inflammation of one or both of the testes, often occurring as a result of mumps or other infection, trauma, or metastasis.
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Other Word Forms of Orchitis
Origin of Orchitis
orchi- (“testicular") +"Ž -itis (“inflammation"), from Ancient Greek ὄρχις (orkhis, “testicle, ovary, orchid") (English orchid), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃erǵʰi-.
Greek orkhis testicle –itis
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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