cholecystitis

[koh-luh-si-stahy-tis, kol-uh-]

noun Pathology.

inflammation of the gallbladder.

Nearby words

  1. cholecystectasia,
  2. cholecystectomy,
  3. cholecystenterostomy,
  4. cholecystic,
  5. cholecystis,
  6. cholecystocolostomy,
  7. cholecystoduodenostomy,
  8. cholecystogastrostomy,
  9. cholecystogram,
  10. cholecystography

Origin of cholecystitis

First recorded in 1865–70; chole- + cystitis

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British Dictionary definitions for cholecystitis

cholecystitis

noun

inflammation of the gall bladder, due to bacterial infection or the presence of gallstones
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Word Origin and History for cholecystitis

cholecystitis

n.

1846, from cholecyst + -itis.

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Medicine definitions for cholecystitis

cholecystitis

[kō′lĭ-sĭ-stītĭs]

n.

Inflammation of the gallbladder.

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