pancreatitis

noun
pan·​cre·​a·​ti·​tis | \ ˌpaŋ-krē-ə-ˈtī-təs How to pronounce pancreatitis (audio) , ˌpan-\
plural pancreatitides\ ˌpaŋ-​krē-​ə-​ˈti-​tə-​ˌdēz How to pronounce pancreatitides (audio) , ˌpan-​ \

Definition of pancreatitis

: inflammation of the pancreas

Examples of pancreatitis in a Sentence

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College student Caitlin Secrist urgently needed surgery for a rare and dangerous form of pancreatitis. Rebekah L. Sanders, azcentral, "Call for Action saves readers more than $250,000," 11 July 2019 An autopsy said her death was caused by pancreatitis, electrolyte imbalance and chronic lead intoxication. Washington Post, "Wife of man charged in blast probe died in ‘mysterious case’," 21 May 2018 The rates of esophageal perforation, pancreatitis and mortality were each less than 0.01%. Susan Scutti, CNN, "Weight loss balloons now linked to 12 deaths," 4 June 2018 Avicii had in the past suffered acute pancreatitis, in part due to excessive drinking. Mesfin Fekadu, chicagotribune.com, "Avicii's family releases 2nd statement about late DJ," 26 Apr. 2018 Avicii had in the past suffered acute pancreatitis, in part due to excessive drinking. Fox News, "Avicii's family says late DJ 'could not go on any longer'," 26 Apr. 2018 Avicii had in the past suffered acute pancreatitis, in part due to excessive drinking. CBS News, "Avicii death: Family says late DJ "wanted to find peace"," 26 Apr. 2018 Avicii had in the past suffered acute pancreatitis, in part due to excessive drinking. Bloomberg.com, "Avicii, DJ-Producer Who Performed Around the World, Dies," 21 Apr. 2018 Avicii had in the past suffered acute pancreatitis, in part due to excessive drinking. Fox News, "Avicii's family says late DJ 'could not go on any longer'," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of pancreatitis

circa 1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pancreatitis

New Latin

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pancreatitis

noun
pan·​cre·​ati·​tis | \ ˌpaŋ-krē-ə-ˈtīt-əs, ˌpan- How to pronounce pancreatitis (audio) \
plural pancreatitides\ -​ˈtit-​ə-​ˌdēz How to pronounce pancreatitides (audio) \

Medical Definition of pancreatitis

: inflammation of the pancreas

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