Appendicitis (noun)

Inflammation of the appendix, a condition that can be extremely painful and may require surgical removal of the appendix.


Late 19th century: from appendicitis, from latin appendix (see appendix) + -itis.


  1. The patient was diagnosed with appendicitis and required an emergency appendectomy.
  2. The symptoms of appendicitis include abdominal pain and tenderness.
  3. Appendicitis can be caused by a blockage in the appendix.
  4. The patient's appendicitis was treated with antibiotics but eventually required surgery.
  5. The doctor suspected appendicitis and ordered a CT scan to confirm the diagnosis.
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