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[doo-oh-di-nahy-tis, dyoo-; doo-od-n-ahy-tis, dyoo-]
noun Pathology.
  1. inflammation of the duodenum.
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Origin of duodenitis

First recorded in 1850–55; duoden(um) + -itis
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Examples from the Web for duodenitis

Historical Examples of duodenitis

  • For the relief of duodenitis means are used to relieve the digestion of the want of the biliary and pancreatic secretions.

    A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II


  • The duodenitis and catarrh of the ducts may persist, and become chronic after the stomach lesion is gone.

British Dictionary definitions for duodenitis


  1. inflammation of the duodenum
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duodenitis in Medicine


(dōō′ō-dn-ītĭs, dōō-ŏd′n-ī-)
  1. Inflammation of the duodenum.
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