endocarditis

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(en″dō-kar-dīt′s )

[endocardium + -itis]
Infection or inflammation of the heart valves or of the lining of the heart. In casual clinical usage, “endocarditis” is often used for “infective endocarditis.”
SEE: infective endocarditis

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