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colitis

[kuh-lahy-tis, koh-]
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noun Pathology.
  1. inflammation of the colon.
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Origin of colitis

Related formsco·lit·ic [kuh-lit-ik, koh-] /kəˈlɪt ɪk, koʊ-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for colitis

colitis

colonitis (ˌkɒləˈnaɪtɪs)

noun
  1. inflammation of the colon
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Derived Formscolitic (kɒˈlɪtɪk), adjective
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Word Origin and History for colitis

n.

1860, from comb. form of colon (n.2) + -itis.

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colitis in Medicine

colitis

(kə-lītĭs)
n.
  1. Inflammation of the colon.
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colitis in Science

colitis

[kə-lītĭs]
  1. Inflammation of the colon.
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colitis in Culture

colitis

[(kuh-leye-tis)]

An inflammation of the mucous membrane that lines the colon. Colitis is characterized by pain in the abdomen, with alternating episodes of constipation and diarrhea.

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