[en-tuh-roh-koh-lahy-tis, -kuh-]

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

Historical Examples of enterocolitis

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

    Dietetics for Nurses

    Fairfax T. Proudfit

British Dictionary definitions for enterocolitis



inflammation of the small intestine and colon
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enterocolitis in Medicine


[ĕn′tə-rō-kō-lītĭs, -kə-]


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