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Related to Crohn's disease: ulcerative colitis, colitis
A form of inflammatory bowel disease that most commonly affects the ileum and colon, characterized by abdominal pain, diarrhea, and thickening of the bowel wall.
[After Burrill Bernard Crohn (1884-1983), American physician.]
(Pathology) inflammation, thickening, and ulceration of any of various parts of the intestine, esp the ileum. Also called: regional enteritis See also Johne's disease
[C20: named after B. B. Crohn (1884–1983), US physician]
a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that causes scarring and thickening of the intestinal walls and frequently leads to obstruction. Also called ileitis.
[after Burrill Bernard Crohn (1884–1983), U.S. physician]
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|Noun||1.||Crohn's disease - a serious chronic and progressive inflammation of the ileum producing frequent bouts of diarrhea with abdominal pain and nausea and fever and weight loss|