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#1 2011-08-18 22:44:33

David Bird
From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1534

"Appendicides" for appendicitis

I was secure in my belief that itis was a straightforward suffix meaning inflammation of, until I looked it up. And, as usual, no. It turns out that it is a bridge leading to nowhere; it means of the and was originally followed by nosos, “disease”, which was tacitly understood, maybe, for a few years, after it was dropped.

cide”, one the other hand, is another avatar of our old friend caedere. Appendicides does sound appropriately deadly.

Was not appendicides it was just some stupid hurting virus or something that was living off my inestines and bowels. Wierd huh? Basically a really bad cold. … ction.html

leukocytosis: indicates acute infection such as appendicides
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i have pain just under my right side ribs. i thought it was a pulled muscle, but it seems to hurt more right after i urinate. could it be appendicides?
later: it is tucked under my right ribs closer to my back. i have had previous kidney stone attacks. i just want to make sure its not the appendics.
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I don’t think she’s preggers. She may have appendicides or something.
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