appendicitis

appendicitis

[uh-pen-duh-sahy-tis]
noun Pathology.
inflammation of the vermiform appendix.

Origin:
1885–90, Americanism; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to Latin appendic- (stem of appendix) appendix + Neo-Latin -ītis -itis

pseudoappendicitis, noun
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appendicitis (əˌpɛndɪˈsaɪtɪs)
 
n
inflammation of the vermiform appendix

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appendicitis
1886, from appendix + -itis.
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appendicitis ap·pen·di·ci·tis (ə-pěn'dĭ-sī'tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the vermiform appendix.

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

Inflammation of the appendix.

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