[ en-tuh-roh-koh-lahy-tis, -kuh- ]
/ ˌɛn tə roʊ koʊˈlaɪ tɪs, -kə- /

noun Pathology.

inflammation of the small intestine and the colon.

Origin of enterocolitis

From New Latin, dating back to 1855–60; see origin at entero-, colitis
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Examples from the Web for enterocolitis

  • Enterocolitis is an inflammation of the lower intestines and colon.

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British Dictionary definitions for enterocolitis


/ (ˌɛntərəʊkɒˈlaɪtɪs) /


inflammation of the small intestine and colon
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Medicine definitions for enterocolitis


[ ĕn′tə-rō-kō-lītĭs, -kə- ]


Inflammation of the mucous membrane of both the small and large intestine.coloenteritis
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