Definition of perityphlitis in English:

perityphlitis

Pronunciation /ˌpɛrɪtɪfˈlʌɪtɪs/

noun

historical Medicine
  • Inflammation of tissue in the vicinity of the caecum.

    Most cases of perityphlitis were caused by appendicitis, which was not clearly recognized as an entity until the late 19th century.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From German Perityphlitis from peri- + Hellenistic Greek τυϕλόν caecum + German -itis.