Meaning of stomatitis in English:


Pronunciation /ˌstəʊməˈtʌɪtɪs/ /ˌstɒməˈtʌɪtɪs/


mass nounMedicine
  • Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth.

    ‘It works, but, like many chemotherapeutic agents, it causes serious side effects, including neutropenia, alopecia, diarrhoea, stomatitis, sickness, and hand-foot syndrome.’
    • ‘Other childhood infections such as herpetic stomatitis, exanthema subitum, and chickenpox also seemed protective.’
    • ‘Gingival ulceration in herpetic stomatitis is common and is associated with mouth ulcers elsewhere and fever’
    • ‘Adverse effects include stomatitis, hepatic fibrosis, cirrhosis, nausea, abdominal pain, neutropenia, pruritus, fever, pneumonitis and other gastrointestinal symptoms.’
    • ‘Adjuvant chemotherapy may produce diarrhea, mucositis or stomatitis, myelosuppression, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, hair thinning, taste changes and skin and nail changes.’


Mid 19th century modern Latin, from stoma, stomat- ‘mouth’ + -itis.