colitis

[ kuh-lahy-tis, koh- ]
/ kəˈlaɪ tɪs, koʊ- /
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noun Pathology.

inflammation of the colon.

Nearby words

  1. colipase,
  2. coliphage,
  3. coliseum,
  4. colistin,
  5. colitic,
  6. colitoxemia,
  7. coliuria,
  8. coll' arco,
  9. coll-,
  10. coll.

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)

/ (kɒˈlaɪtɪs, kə-) /

noun

inflammation of the colon
Derived Formscolitic (kɒˈlɪtɪk), adjective

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Word Origin and History for colitis

colitis

n.

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

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Medicine definitions for colitis

colitis

[ kə-lītĭs ]

n.

Inflammation of the colon.

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Science definitions for colitis

colitis

[ kə-lītĭs ]

Inflammation of the colon.
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Culture definitions for colitis

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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