ileocolitis

[il-ee-oh-kuh-lahy-tis, -koh-]
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noun Pathology.

inflammation of the mucous membrane of the ileum and colon.

Origin of ileocolitis

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

Historical Examples of ileocolitis

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


ileocolitis in Medicine

ileocolitis

[ĭl′ē-ō-kə-lītĭs]

n.

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