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ileocolitis

[ il-ee-oh-kuh-lahy-tis, -koh- ]
/ ˌɪl i oʊ kəˈlaɪ tɪs, -koʊ- /
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noun Pathology.
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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How to use ileocolitis in a sentence

  • 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

Medical definitions for ileocolitis

ileocolitis
[ ĭl′ē-ō-kə-lītĭs ]

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