diverticulitis

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

noun Pathology.

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

Nearby words

  1. diversionist,
  2. diversity,
  3. divert,
  4. diverticular disease,
  5. diverticulectomy,
  6. diverticuloma,
  7. diverticulosis,
  8. diverticulum,
  9. divertimento,
  10. diverting

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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Medicine definitions for diverticulitis

diverticulitis

[ dī′vûr-tĭk′yə-lītĭs ]

n.

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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Science 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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