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[dahy-ver-tik-yuh-lahy-tis] /ˌdaɪ vərˌtɪk yəˈlaɪ tɪs/
noun, Pathology.
inflammation of one or more diverticula, characterized by abdominal pain, fever, and changes in bowel movements.
Origin of diverticulitis
First recorded in 1895-1900; diverticul(um) + -itis Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for diverticulitis


inflammation of one or more diverticula, esp of the colon
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diverticulitis in Medicine

diverticulitis di·ver·tic·u·li·tis (dī'vûr-tĭk'yə-lī'tĭs)
Inflammation of a diverticulum, especially of the small pockets in the wall of the colon that fill with stagnant fecal material and become inflamed.

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diverticulitis in Science
Inflammation of a diverticulum or of diverticula in the intestinal tract, usually causing abdominal pain and fever.
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