apicitis

noun

api·​ci·​tis
ˌā-pə-ˈsīt-əs, ˌa-
plural apicites -ˈsī-ˌtēz How to pronounce apicitis (audio)
: inflammation of the apex of an organ or anatomical part (such as the lung or the root of a tooth): as
a
: inflammation and infection of the apex of the petrous portion of the temporal bone
More commonly, petrous apicitis results from chronic otitis media with Pseudomonas aeruginosa being the predominant bacteria causing the infection.Michael C. Byrd, in Clinical Otology
b
: patellar tendinitis
patellar apicitis

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“Apicitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/apicitis. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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