necrotizing enteritis

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Noun1.necrotizing enteritis - enteritis characterized by bloody diarrhea and severe abdominal pain
enteritis - inflammation of the intestine (especially the small intestine); usually characterized by diarrhea
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perfringens type C, causes clostridial necrotizing enteritis or "pigbel," a type of foodborne illness characterized by necrotizing small bowel inflammation caused by the beta toxin.