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diverticulitis

[ dahy-ver-tik-yuh-lahy-tis ]
/ ˌdaɪ vərˌtɪk yəˈlaɪ tɪs /
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noun Pathology.
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

diverticulitis
/ (ˌdaɪvəˌtɪkjʊˈlaɪtɪs) /

noun
inflammation of one or more diverticula, esp of the colon
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Scientific definitions for diverticulitis

diverticulitis
[ dī′vûr-tĭk′yə-lītĭs ]

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