appendicitis

noun
ap·​pen·​di·​ci·​tis | \ ə-ˌpen-də-ˈsī-təs How to pronounce appendicitis (audio) \

Definition of appendicitis

: inflammation of the vermiform appendix

Examples of appendicitis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jimin, meanwhile, tested positive in January while in the hospital for emergency appendicitis surgery. Rachel Desantis, PEOPLE.com, 29 Mar. 2022 Some experts are concerned that the risk of a complicated appendicitis (especially a ruptured appendix) is higher in those with a fecalith, and that the CT scan used to make the diagnosis cannot always make the diagnosis with accuracy. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 21 Mar. 2022 Since pressing pause, the bandmates have dealt with several health scares; five out of seven members tested positive for COVID over the last few months, while Jimin was hospitalized for appendicitis and underwent an emergency appendectomy. Rachel Desantis, PEOPLE.com, 23 Feb. 2022 Jimin, meanwhile, tested positive in January while in the hospital for emergency appendicitis surgery. Rachel Desantis, PEOPLE.com, 29 Mar. 2022 Jimin, meanwhile, tested positive in January while in the hospital for emergency appendicitis surgery. Rachel Desantis, PEOPLE.com, 24 Mar. 2022 July 2013 - Cancels European tour dates due to an upcoming surgery for appendicitis. CNN, 25 Jan. 2022 Then, Jimin tested positive last month while in the hospital to undergo emergency surgery for acute appendicitis. Rachel Desantis, PEOPLE.com, 15 Feb. 2022 Jimin was tested positive for COVID-19 and diagnosed with acute appendicitis on Sunday, January 30 and underwent surgery on Monday, January 31. Ashley Iasimone, Billboard, 5 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of appendicitis

1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for appendicitis

New Latin

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14 May 2022

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“Appendicitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/appendicitis. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for appendicitis

appendicitis

noun
ap·​pen·​di·​ci·​tis | \ ə-ˌpen-də-ˈsī-təs How to pronounce appendicitis (audio) \

Kids Definition of appendicitis

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

appendicitis

noun
ap·​pen·​di·​ci·​tis | \ ə-ˌpen-də-ˈsīt-əs How to pronounce appendicitis (audio) \

Medical Definition of appendicitis

: inflammation of the vermiform appendix

called also epityphlitis

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