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appendicitis

[uh-pen-duh-sahy-tis] /əˌpɛn dəˈsaɪ tɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
inflammation of the vermiform appendix.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism; < New Latin, equivalent to Latin appendic- (stem of appendix) appendix + New Latin -ītis -itis
Related forms
pseudoappendicitis, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for appendicitis

appendicitis

/əˌpɛndɪˈsaɪtɪs/
noun
1.
inflammation of the vermiform appendix
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Word Origin and History for appendicitis
n.

1886, from Latin stem of appendix + -itis.

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appendicitis in Medicine

appendicitis ap·pen·di·ci·tis (ə-pěn'dĭ-sī'tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the vermiform appendix.

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appendicitis in Science
appendicitis
  (ə-pěn'dĭ-sī'tĭs)   
Inflammation of the appendix, usually caused by a blockage or infection.
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appendicitis in Culture
appendicitis [(uh-pen-duh-seye-tis)]

Inflammation of the appendix.

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