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diverticulosis

[ dahy-ver-tik-yuh-loh-sis ]
/ ˌdaɪ vərˌtɪk yəˈloʊ sɪs /
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noun Pathology.
the presence of saclike herniations of the mucosal layer of the colon through the muscular wall, common among older persons and usually producing no symptoms except occasional rectal bleeding.

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Origin of diverticulosis

First recorded in 1915–20; diverticul(um) + -osis
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British Dictionary definitions for diverticulosis

diverticulosis
/ (ˌdaɪvəˌtɪkjʊˈləʊsɪs) /

noun
pathol the presence of several diverticula, esp in the intestines

Word Origin for diverticulosis

from New Latin, from diverticulum + -osis
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Medical definitions for diverticulosis

diverticulosis
[ dī′vûr-tĭk′yə-lōsĭs ]

n.
A condition characterized by the presence of numerous diverticula in the colon.
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Scientific definitions for diverticulosis

diverticulosis
[ dī′vûr-tĭk′yə-lōsĭs ]

A condition characterized by the presence of numerous diverticula in the colon.
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