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enterocolitis

[en-tuh-roh-koh-lahy-tis, -kuh-]
noun Pathology.
  1. inflammation of the small intestine and the colon.
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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

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

    Dietetics for Nurses

    Fairfax T. Proudfit


British Dictionary definitions for enterocolitis

enterocolitis

noun
  1. inflammation of the small intestine and colon
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enterocolitis in Medicine

enterocolitis

(ĕn′tə-rō-kō-lītĭs, -kə-)
n.
  1. Inflammation of the mucous membrane of both the small and large intestine.coloenteritis
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