Origin of appendicitis
1885–90, AmericanismRelated formspseu·do·ap·pen·di·ci·tis, noun
; < New Latin,
equivalent to Latin appendic-
(stem of appendix
+ New Latin -ītis -itis
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Historical Examples of appendicitis
How can you tell the difference between colic and appendicitis?
No; but you ought to be carried some place where you can have a doctor, if it's appendicitis.
"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.
It is an event in the voyage, just as the appendicitis operation is an event in life.
British Dictionary definitions for appendicitis
- 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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