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noun api·ci·tis \ˌā-pə-ˈsīt-əs, ˌa-\

Medical Definition of apicitis

plural apicites \-ˈsī-ˌtēz\play

  1. :  inflammation of the apex of an organ or anatomical part (such as the lung or the root of a tooth): asa:  inflammation and infection of the apex of the petrous portion of the temporal bone <More commonly, petrous apicitis results from chronic otitis media with Pseudomonas aeruginosa being the predominant bacteria causing the infection.—Michael C. Byrd, in Clinical Otology, 2007>b:  patellar tendinitis <patellar apicitis>

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a timid, meek, or unassertive person

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