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Definition of "myocarditis" [‖my•o•car•di•tis]

  • Inflammation of the myocardium. (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 "myocarditis" in a sentence
  • "Around one in five cocaine addicts suffer from an inflammation of heart muscle, known as myocarditis, and the researchers said that a quarter of non-fatal heart attacks among the under-45s are associated with cocaine."
  • "In a report published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Dr. Andras Bratincsak of Rady Children's Hospital and the University of California San Diego reported on four cases of a heart inflammation called myocarditis among children there in just one month."
  • "Doctors say died from a rare heart disease called myocarditis, or the inflammation of the heart muscle."