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Definition of Glossitis

Glossitis: Inflammation of the tongue. There are many possible causes of glossitis, including vitamin B12 deficiency, Sjogren's syndrome, and side effects of medications or chemotherapy.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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