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cholecystitis

[koh-luh-si-stahy-tis, kol-uh-]
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noun Pathology.
  1. inflammation of the gallbladder.

Origin of cholecystitis

First recorded in 1865–70; chole- + cystitis
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British Dictionary definitions for cholecystitis

cholecystitis

noun
  1. inflammation of the gall bladder, due to bacterial infection or the presence of gallstones
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Word Origin and History for cholecystitis

n.

1846, from cholecyst + -itis.

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cholecystitis in Medicine

cholecystitis

(kō′lĭ-sĭ-stītĭs)
n.
  1. Inflammation of the gallbladder.
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