appendicitis

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

Definition of appendicitis

  1. :  inflammation of the vermiform appendix

Origin and Etymology of appendicitis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1886


APPENDICITIS Defined for English Language Learners

appendicitis

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

Definition of appendicitis for English Language Learners

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


APPENDICITIS Defined for Kids

appendicitis

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

Definition of appendicitis for Students

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


Medical Dictionary

appendicitis

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

Medical Definition of appendicitis

  1. :  inflammation of the vermiform appendix—called also epityphlitis



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