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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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical 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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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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