inflammatory bowel disease


any intestinal inflammatory disease, especially Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, of unknown cause. Abbreviation: IBD

Nearby words

  1. inflame,
  2. inflamed,
  3. inflammable,
  4. inflammation,
  5. inflammatory,
  6. inflammatory carcinoma,
  7. inflammatory lymph,
  8. inflammatory papillary hyperplasia,
  9. inflammatory pseudotumor,
  10. inflammatory rheumatism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for inflammatory bowel disease

inflammatory bowel disease


Any of several incurable and debilitating diseases of the gastrointestinal tract characterized by inflammation and obstruction of parts of the intestine.

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Science definitions for inflammatory bowel disease

inflammatory bowel disease

[ ĭn-flămə-tôr′ē ]

Any of several chronic disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, especially Crohn's disease or an ulcerative form of colitis, characterized by inflammation of the intestine and resulting in abdominal cramping and persistent diarrhea.
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