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enthesitis

Pronunciation: en-the-si'tis

Definition: Condition occurring at the insertion of muscles where recurring concentration of muscle stress provokes inflammation with a strong tendency toward fibrosis and calcification.

[G. enthetos, implanted, + -itis, inflammation]

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