[ dahy-ver-tik-yuh-lahy-tis ]

  1. inflammation of one or more diverticula, characterized by abdominal pain, fever, and changes in bowel movements.

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Origin of diverticulitis

First recorded in 1895–1900; diverticul(um) + -itis

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British Dictionary definitions for diverticulitis


/ (ˌdaɪvəˌtɪkjʊˈlaɪtɪs) /

  1. inflammation of one or more diverticula, esp of the colon

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Scientific definitions for diverticulitis


[ dī′vûr-tĭk′yə-lītĭs ]

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

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