Definition of appendicitis in English:


Line breaks: ap¦pen¦di|citis
Pronunciation: /əˌpɛndɪˈsʌɪtɪs


[mass noun]
A serious medical condition in which the appendix becomes inflamed and painful.
More example sentences
  • Laxative use can be dangerous if constipation is caused by a serious condition such as appendicitis or a bowel obstruction.
  • The appendix in man is medically important because of its propensity to become inflamed in the condition known as acute appendicitis.
  • Sometimes these symptoms are mistaken for the flu or appendicitis.

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