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Definition of "appendicitis" []

  • Inflammation of the vermiform appendix. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "appendicitis" in a sentence
  • "The term appendicitis refers to an inflammation of the appendix."
  • "Near as I can make out, it was what they call appendicitis nowadays, and had come on him in the night."
  • "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."