cholecystitis

noun
cho·​le·​cys·​ti·​tis | \-(ˌ)sis-ˈtī-təs \

Definition of cholecystitis 

: inflammation of the gallbladder

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If the gallstones cause infection in the gallbladder (cholecystitis) or block the flow of bile from the liver to the intestines through the bile duct,fever and chills can be present. Andrea K. Mcdaniels, baltimoresun.com, "Gallstones can cause complications during pregnancy," 9 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of cholecystitis

1866, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cholecystitis

New Latin, from cholecystis

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cholecystitis

noun
cho·​le·​cys·​ti·​tis | \-(ˌ)sis-ˈtīt-əs \
plural cholecystitides\-​ˈtit-​ə-​ˌdēz \

Medical Definition of cholecystitis 

: inflammation of the gallbladder

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