typhlitis

[tif-lahy-tis]

Origin of typhlitis

1855–60; < Greek typhl(ós) blind (for sense cf. cecum) + -itis
Related formstyph·lit·ic [tif-lit-ik] /tɪfˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for typhlitis

typhlitis

noun
  1. inflammation of the caecum
  2. an obsolete name for appendicitis
Derived Formstyphlitic (tɪfˈlɪtɪk), adjective

Word Origin for typhlitis

C19: from New Latin, from Greek tuphlon the caecum, from tuphlos blind
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typhlitis in Medicine

typhlitis

[tĭf-lītĭs]
n.
  1. cecitis
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