pan·​cre·​a·​ti·​tis ˌpaŋ-krē-ə-ˈtī-təs How to pronounce pancreatitis (audio)
plural pancreatitides ˌpaŋ-krē-ə-ˈti-tə-ˌdēz How to pronounce pancreatitis (audio)
: inflammation of the pancreas

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web More than merely a hobby, his lessons serve as an escape from his daily stress and worry over his father’s struggle with pancreatitis. Selene Riverastaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 17 Nov. 2022 Barker, who was hospitalized earlier this year with pancreatitis, married Kourtney Kardashian in May. DeLonge formed the band Angels & Airwaves after leaving Blink-182 in 2015 and released his first solo album in 2015. Dallas News, 11 Oct. 2022 This number is way too high for overweight dogs or pups with pancreatitis. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 23 Oct. 2022 The most common symptoms of pancreatitis include vomiting and diarrhea. Leticia Fanucchi, CBS News, 17 Dec. 2022 But as the night turned to morning and Patterson’s condition worsened, a trip to the local clinic resulted in the diagnosis of acute pancreatitis. WIRED, 27 Sep. 2022 Barker's return to performing follows his health scare in late June when he was hospitalized for severe pancreatitis. Alyssa Bailey, ELLE, 28 Aug. 2022 Barker was transported to a Los Angeles hospital for pancreatitis after a complication stemming from an endoscopy earlier in the week. Uvie Bikomo, Rolling Stone, 14 July 2022 The patient involved was a man who had developed pancreatitis, an inflammation of the pancreas, but further investigation revealed this was just the tip of the iceberg. WIRED, 27 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

circa 1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pancreatitis was circa 1842

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“Pancreatitis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition


pan·​cre·​ati·​tis ˌpaŋ-krē-ə-ˈtīt-əs, ˌpan- How to pronounce pancreatitis (audio)
plural pancreatitides -ˈtit-ə-ˌdēz How to pronounce pancreatitis (audio)
: inflammation of the pancreas

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