appendicitis


ap·pen·di·ci·tis

noun \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

Origin of APPENDICITIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1886

ap·pen·di·ci·tis

noun \ə-ˌpen-də-ˈsīt-əs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of APPENDICITIS

: inflammation of the vermiform appendix—called also epityphlitis

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: appendicle
Previous Word in the Dictionary: appendicectomy
All Words Near: appendicitis

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up appendicitis? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).