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appendicitis

[ uh-pen-duh-sahy-tis ]
/ əˌpɛn dəˈsaɪ tɪs /
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noun Pathology.

inflammation of the vermiform appendix.

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Origin of appendicitis

1885–90, Americanism;<New Latin, equivalent to Latin appendic- (stem of appendix) appendix + New Latin -ītis-itis

OTHER WORDS FROM appendicitis

pseu·do·ap·pen·di·ci·tis, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for appendicitis

appendicitis
/ (əˌpɛndɪˈsaɪtɪs) /

noun

inflammation of the vermiform appendix
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

Medical definitions for appendicitis

appendicitis
[ ə-pĕn′dĭ-sītĭs ]

n.

Inflammation of the vermiform appendix.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for appendicitis

appendicitis
[ ə-pĕn′dĭ-sītĭs ]

Inflammation of the appendix, usually caused by a blockage or infection.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Cultural definitions for appendicitis

appendicitis
[ (uh-pen-duh-seye-tis) ]

Inflammation of the appendix.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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