Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Inflammation of the vermiform appendix.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In pathology, inflammation of the vermiformappendix (which see, under appendix).
  • noun In pathology, inflammation of the vermiform appendix (which see, under appendix).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) Inflammation of the vermiform appendix.

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  • noun pathology inflammation of the vermiform appendix

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun inflammation of the vermiform appendix

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin appendix, appendic-, appendix (from Latin, appendage; see appendix) + –itis.]

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appendix +‎ -itis

Examples

  • The term appendicitis refers to an inflammation of the appendix.

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  • The term appendicitis refers to an inflammation of the appendix.

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  • Near as I can make out, it was what they call appendicitis nowadays, and had come on him in the night.

    In the Arena Stories of Political Life

  • Of course the appendix has always been subject to inflammation, just as it is now, but in former years the disease we call appendicitis bore various names, depending upon the diagnostic skill of the attending physician.

    Appendicitis

  • The last item of the local programme is in course of performance, after which the duchess explains Velma's laryngitis -- let us hope she will not call it 'appendicitis' -- and then I usher you up.

    The Rosary

  • With appendicitis, which is rare in youngsters under two, your child may feel pain around the belly button.

    You Raising Your Child

  • With appendicitis, which is rare in youngsters under two, your child may feel pain around the belly button.

    You Raising Your Child

  • With appendicitis, which is rare in youngsters under two, your child may feel pain around the belly button.

    You Raising Your Child

  • With appendicitis, which is rare in youngsters under two, your child may feel pain around the belly button.

    You Raising Your Child

  • SANJAY GUPTA, CNN CHIEF MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, one of the biggest concerns with appendicitis, which is inflammation of the appendix, is that your appendix in the surrounding intestines can actually rupture and that spreads bad bacteria into the abdominal cavity and eventually that could get into the bloodstream causing sort of body-wide infection known as sepsis.

    CNN Transcript Dec 19, 2007

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