colitis

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

noun Pathology.

inflammation of the colon.

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Origin of colitis

OTHER WORDS FROM colitis

co·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 forms of colitis

colitic (kɒˈlɪtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for colitis

colitis
[ kə-lītĭs ]

n.

Inflammation of the colon.
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Scientific definitions for colitis

colitis
[ kə-lītĭs ]

Inflammation of the colon.
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Cultural 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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