appendicitis

noun

ap·​pen·​di·​ci·​tis ə-ˌpen-də-ˈsī-təs How to pronounce appendicitis (audio)
: inflammation of the vermiform appendix

Examples of appendicitis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Testing and correct diagnosis are especially important because abdominal pain during pregnancy could also be a sign of a less worrisome condition like round ligament pain or something more serious, such as a ruptured ectopic pregnancy or appendicitis. Robin Elise Weiss, Phd, Parents, 1 July 2024 His immune system was weakened by treatment, so he’s had to deal with the flu, fevers and even appendicitis this past spring. Nadia Scharf, The Indianapolis Star, 29 June 2024 Black, and American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) people are more likely to die before age 75 from preventable and treatable causes, including, but not limited to, some infections such as appendicitis and certain cancers, than white populations, according to the analysis. ABC News, 17 Apr. 2024 This includes ordinary colds and flu, and more serious but mostly recoverable illnesses like pneumonia or appendicitis. Andrew Pulrang, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for appendicitis 

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of appendicitis was in 1886

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“Appendicitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/appendicitis. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

appendicitis

noun
ap·​pen·​di·​ci·​tis ə-ˌpen-də-ˈsīt-əs How to pronounce appendicitis (audio)
: inflammation of the appendix

Medical Definition

appendicitis

noun
ap·​pen·​di·​ci·​tis ə-ˌpen-də-ˈsīt-əs How to pronounce appendicitis (audio)
: inflammation of the vermiform appendix

called also epityphlitis

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