appendicitis

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

inflammation of the vermiform appendix.

Origin of appendicitis

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

Related forms

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

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Medicine definitions for appendicitis

appendicitis

[ ə-pĕn′dĭ-sītĭs ]

n.

Inflammation of the vermiform appendix.

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Science definitions for appendicitis

appendicitis

[ ə-pĕn′dĭ-sītĭs ]

Inflammation of the appendix, usually caused by a blockage or infection.

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Culture definitions for appendicitis

appendicitis

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

Inflammation of the appendix.


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