appendicitis

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

Definition of appendicitis 

: inflammation of the vermiform appendix

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Belt had one at-bat in a 4-0 victory against the Phillies Friday night but was removed in the third inning and taken to a hospital for possible appendicitis. BostonGlobe.com, "Ireland tops United States men’s soccer on late goal," 2 June 2018 But Howell’s fierce attitude was no match for battles with appendicitis and mononucleosis that affected him during the past school year. Dave Melton, Post-Tribune, "Mr. Happy Go Lucky: Metea Valley grad Christian Howell keeps it loose and throws strikes for Northwest Indiana Oilmen," 14 July 2018 But the department continued to be rocked by scandals after the deaths of children in the state's care, including a Miami boy who died of appendicitis in 2003 after begging guards for medical help. Carol Marbin Miller, miamiherald, "A painful reunion at school of horror," 11 July 2018 Morrow added that a claim will not be denied based on final diagnosis – a stomach bug rather than appendicitis, for instance, but rather patient intent. Jenny Deam, Houston Chronicle, "Blue Cross Blue Shield will delay its controversial ER denial program," 31 May 2018 Morrow said a claim will not be denied based on final diagnosis — a stomach bug rather than appendicitis, for instance, but rather on patient intent. Jenny Deam, San Antonio Express-News, "Blue Cross agrees to 60-day delay of stepped-up review of ER claims," 31 May 2018 One night the two began treating a patient with appendicitis. Martin Weil, Washington Post, "Jens Christian Skou, who received Nobel Prize for chemistry, dies at 99," 3 June 2018 On Tuesday night, Killebrew was admitted to the hospital for what was diagnosed as appendicitis. David Woods, Indianapolis Star, "HSE takes first girls track state title; Brebeuf sprinter goes from hospital room to victory," 1 June 2018 That time, the doctor in the hospital was worried about appendicitis. Lisa Sanders, New York Times, "Why Did the Young Woman’s Heartburn Keep Getting Worse?," 16 May 2018

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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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appendicitis

noun

English Language Learners Definition of appendicitis

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

appendicitis

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

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 \

Medical Definition of appendicitis 

: inflammation of the vermiform appendix

called also epityphlitis

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