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[il-ee-oh-kuh-lahy-tis, -koh-]
noun Pathology.
  1. inflammation of the mucous membrane of the ileum and colon.
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Origin of ileocolitis

First recorded in 1885–90; ileo- + colitis
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Examples from the Web for ileocolitis

Historical Examples

  • Stools composed almost wholly of mucus and streaked with blood are the rule in dysentery, ileocolitis, and intussusception.

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis

    James Campbell Todd

ileocolitis in Medicine


  1. Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the ileum and the colon.
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