- inflammation of one or more diverticula, characterized by abdominal pain, fever, and changes in bowel movements.
Origin of diverticulitis
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- inflammation of one or more diverticula, esp of the colon
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- 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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- Inflammation of a diverticulum or of diverticula in the intestinal tract, usually causing abdominal pain and fever.
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