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typhlitis

[ tif-lahy-tis ]
/ tɪfˈlaɪ tɪs /
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noun Pathology.
inflammation of the cecum.
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Origin of typhlitis

1855–60; <Greek typhl(ós) blind (for sense cf. cecum) + -itis

OTHER WORDS FROM typhlitis

typh·lit·ic [tif-lit-ik], /tɪfˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for typhlitis

typhlitis
/ (tɪfˈlaɪtɪs) /

noun
inflammation of the caecum
an obsolete name for appendicitis

Derived forms of typhlitis

typhlitic (tɪfˈlɪtɪk), adjective

Word Origin for typhlitis

C19: from New Latin, from Greek tuphlon the caecum, from tuphlos blind
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Medical definitions for typhlitis

typhlitis
[ tĭf-lītĭs ]

n.
cecitis
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