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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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appendicitisap‧pen‧di‧ci‧tis /əˌpendɪˈsaɪtɪs/ noun [uncountable]  MIan illness in which your appendix swells and causes pain
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appendicitisAlso invoked against appendicitis, intestinal disease, and seasickness.Also patron of sailors; he is invoked against appendicitis and intestinal disease.Insulin will bring a diabetic to normal without the faintest need of a knife, but appendicitis needs an operation.Complicated appendicitis was defined as appendicitis with histopathological evidence of perforation or gangrenous change.Doctors diagnosed appendicitis and she was operated on.They pass rooms in which there are children suffering from measles, appendicitis, colds.An extra tablespoon sprinkled over the breakfast cereal can help control irritable bowel syndrome, piles, appendicitis and bowel cancer.
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