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[il-ee-oh-kuh-lahy-tis, -koh-] /ˌɪl i oʊ kəˈlaɪ tɪs, -koʊ-/
noun, Pathology.
inflammation of the mucous membrane of the ileum and colon.
Origin of ileocolitis
First recorded in 1885-90; ileo- + colitis Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Stools composed almost wholly of mucus and streaked with blood are the rule in dysentery, ileocolitis, and intussusception.

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis James Campbell Todd
ileocolitis in Medicine

ileocolitis il·e·o·co·li·tis (ĭl'ē-ō-kə-lī'tĭs)
Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the ileum and the colon.

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