Appendicitis Definition

Define what is Appendicitis?

1. appendicitis (noun)

inflammation of the vermiform appendix.

    Hypernyms

    inflammation, redness, rubor noun
    a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat.

    Nearby Terms

    appendicle (noun)
    a small appendage

    appendicular (adjective)
    relating to or consisting of an appendage or appendages; especially the limbs

    appendicular artery (noun)
    the branch of the ileocolic artery that supplies the vermiform appendix

    appendicular skeleton (noun)
    the part of the skeleton that includes the pectoral girdle and the pelvic girdle and the upper and lower limbs

    appendicular vein (noun)
    a vein that accompanies the appendicular artery and empties into the ileocolic vein

    appendicularia (noun)
    free-swimming tadpole-shaped pelagic tunicate resembling larvae of other tunicates

    appendix (noun)
    supplementary material that is collected and appended at the back of a book

    Appenzeller (noun)
    a smaller of the four Swiss breeds

    apperceive (verb)
    perceive in terms of a past experience

    apperception (noun)
    the process whereby perceived qualities of an object are related to past experience

    apperceptive (adjective satellite)
    able to relate new percepts to past experience

    appertain (verb)
    be a part or attribute of

    appetence (noun)
    a feeling of craving something

    appetency (noun)
    a feeling of craving something

    appetent (adjective satellite)
    marked by eager desire