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cholecystitis

[koh-luh-si-stahy-tis, kol-uh-] /ˌkoʊ lə sɪˈstaɪ tɪs, ˌkɒl ə-/
noun, Pathology.
1.
inflammation of the gallbladder.
Origin of cholecystitis
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70; chole- + cystitis
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British Dictionary definitions for cholecystitis

cholecystitis

/ˌkɒlɪsɪsˈtaɪtɪs/
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 cho·le·cys·ti·tis (kō'lĭ-sĭ-stī'tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the gallbladder.

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