- inflammation of the vermiform appendix.
Origin of appendicitis
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How can you tell the difference between colic and appendicitis?A Handbook of Health</p>
"I believe he's got appendicitis," announced Fitz, gazing up at us.
My brother had appendicitis, and that's how they went to work on him.
No; but you ought to be carried some place where you can have a doctor, if it's appendicitis.
It is an event in the voyage, just as the appendicitis operation is an event in life.Ship-Bored</p>
- inflammation of the vermiform appendix
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Word Origin and History for appendicitis
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- Inflammation of the vermiform appendix.
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- Inflammation of the appendix, usually caused by a blockage or infection.
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