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typhlitis

[tif-lahy-tis] /tɪfˈlaɪ tɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
inflammation of the cecum.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < Greek typhl(ós) blind (for sense cf. cecum) + -itis
Related forms
typhlitic
[tif-lit-ik] /tɪfˈlɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for typhlitis

typhlitis

/tɪfˈlaɪtɪs/
noun
1.
inflammation of the caecum
2.
an obsolete name for appendicitis
Derived Forms
typhlitic (tɪfˈlɪtɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from Greek tuphlon the caecum, from tuphlos blind
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typhlitis in Medicine

typhlitis typh·li·tis (tĭf-lī'tĭs)
n.
See cecitis.

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