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typhlitis

[tif-lahy-tis]
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noun Pathology.
  1. inflammation of the cecum.
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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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typhlitis

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

Word Origin

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