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noun Pathology.
  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


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


  1. 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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diverticulitis in Science


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