What does the word appendicitis mean?

Usage examples for appendicitis

  1. The only time I recall he was really annoyed with me was when I had an emergency operation for appendicitis in the middle of the night, and didn't let him know until the next day. – Frank H. Nelson of Cincinnati by Warren C. Herrick
  2. If ever a fruit pip goes the way it should not go into my interior mechanism, I hope it may be left there to sprout up into a tree if it likes- I don't mind, so long as I'm not sliced up for appendicitis or pipcitis or whatever it is. – God's Good Man by Marie Corelli