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cystitis

[si-stahy-tis]
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noun Pathology.
  1. inflammation of the urinary bladder.

Origin of cystitis

First recorded in 1770–80; cyst- + -itis
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Examples from the Web for cystitis

Historical Examples

  • The retention was treated by catheterisation, which was followed by cystitis.

    Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900

    George Henry Makins

  • Cystitis is or may be present, and with the retention is a constant threat to the kidneys.

    Fat and Blood

    S. Weir Mitchell

  • If the inflammation extends to the neck of the bladder, he has an attack of cystitis.

  • The patient became progressively emaciated and exhausted, cystitis persisted, the bedsore deepened.

  • The cause of her husband's death was cystitis, which, being interpreted, is inflammation of the bladder.


British Dictionary definitions for cystitis

cystitis

noun
  1. inflammation of the urinary bladder
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for cystitis

n.

c.1780, from cyst + -itis.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

cystitis in Medicine

cystitis

([object Object])
n.
  1. Inflammation of the urinary bladder.
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