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appendicitis

noun ap·pen·di·ci·tis \ə-ˌpen-də-ˈsī-təs\

medical : a condition in which a person's appendix is painful and swollen

Full Definition of APPENDICITIS

:  inflammation of the vermiform appendix
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Origin of APPENDICITIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1886
APPENDICITIS Defined for Kids

appendicitis

noun ap·pen·di·ci·tis \ə-ˌpen-də-ˈsī-təs\

Definition of APPENDICITIS for Kids

:  a condition in which a person's appendix is painful and swollen
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appendicitis

noun ap·pen·di·ci·tis \ə-ˌpen-də-ˈsīt-əs\

Medical Definition of APPENDICITIS

:  inflammation of the vermiform appendix—called also epityphlitis

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