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diverticulitis vs. diverticulosis

[ dahy-ver-tik-yuh-lahy-tis ]
  1. inflammation of one or more diverticula, characterized by abdominal pain, fever, and changes in bowel movements.
[ dahy-ver-tik-yuh-loh-sis ]
  1. the presence of saclike herniations of the mucosal layer of the colon through the muscular wall, common among older persons and usually producing no symptoms except occasional rectal bleeding.

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