- inflammation of the vermiform appendix.
Origin of appendicitis
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How can you tell the difference between colic and appendicitis?A Handbook of Health
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.Ship-Bored
- inflammation of the vermiform appendix
Word Origin and History for appendicitis
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Inflammation of the vermiform appendix.
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- Inflammation of the appendix, usually caused by a blockage or infection.
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