[il-ee-oh-kuh-lahy-tis, -koh-]

noun Pathology.

inflammation of the mucous membrane of the ileum and colon.

Origin of ileocolitis

First recorded in 1885–90; ileo- + colitis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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




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