[ uh-pen-duh-sahy-tis ]
/ əˌpɛn dəˈsaɪ tɪs /
Origin of appendicitis
; < New Latin,
equivalent to Latin appendic-
(stem of appendix
+ New Latin -ītis -itis
Related formspseu·do·ap·pen·di·ci·tis, noun
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Examples from the Web for appendicitis
At last specialists from Boston arrived and it was diagnosed that I was suffering from an aggravated attack of appendicitis.
I am worried to death about her, as there are so many sudden cases of typhoid and appendicitis.
A diagnosis of appendicitis was made, and an immediate operation deemed imperative.
But I had to go and get appendicitis, And they took me to the hospital.
British Dictionary definitions for appendicitis
inflammation of the vermiform appendix
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Word Origin and History for appendicitis
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Medicine definitions for appendicitis
Inflammation of the vermiform appendix.
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Science definitions for appendicitis
Inflammation of the appendix, usually caused by a blockage or infection.
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Culture definitions for appendicitis
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