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Definition of "cellulitis" [cel•lu•li•tis]

  • A spreading inflammation of subcutaneous or connective tissue. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cellulitis" in a sentence
  • "The orthopedist who saw him ten days later said that there was absolutely no broken bone, but that my dad had cellulitis, which is a skin infection that causes swelling and inflammation."
  • "A bacterium known as cellulitis can enter these cracks and cause an infection in your foot that, if left untreated, can move into your leg, Goldstein says."
  • "Complications, such as cellulitis, perforation of the œsophagus, or peri-œsophageal abscess, may follow."