Definition of esophagitis in English:


Pronunciation /iˌsäfəˈjīdəs/ /ɪˌsɑfəˈdʒaɪdəs/

See synonyms for esophagitis


  • Inflammation of the esophagus.

    ‘All patients underwent endoscopy before randomization, and those with severe esophagitis, peptic ulcer disease, Barrett's esophagus or other serious conditions were excluded from the study.’
    • ‘The second group was recruited for histologic comparison and consisted of patients undergoing endoscopy for dyspepsia who had no evidence of esophagitis, ulcer disease or cancer.’
    • ‘The close association between hiatus hernia and the symptoms of reflux esophagitis, observed long ago, led to the belief that such hernias cause reflux.’
    • ‘If heartburn goes on long enough, it can lead to esophagitis (an inflamed lining of the esophagus).’
    • ‘Symptoms and signs of purging habits include reflux esophagitis, abdominal cramping, diarrhea, and rectal bleeding.’