Pathology. inflammation of the intestines, especially the small intestine.
Veterinary Pathology. distemper1(def 1c).

Origin of enteritis

From New Latin, dating back to 1800–10; see origin at enter-, -itis
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inflammation of the small intestine
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Word Origin and History for enteritis

1808, medical Latin, coined c.1750 by French pathologist François-Boissier de la Croix de Sauvages (1706-1767), from enteron "intestine" (see enteric) + -itis.

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enteritis in Medicine




Inflammation of the intestinal tract, especially of the small intestine.
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