appendicitis

Part of speech: noun

Inflammation of the vermiform appendix.

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Usage examples "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", 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", Marie Corelli.
  3. In more recent years an equally unfounded claim has been made that tomato seeds were responsible for many cases of appendicitis and that it was consequently dangerous to eat the fruit. - "Tomato Culture: A Practical Treatise on the Tomato", William Warner Tracy.