diverticulitis


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di·ver·tic·u·li·tis

 (dī′vûr-tĭk′yə-lī′tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of a diverticulum in the intestinal tract, causing fecal stagnation and pain.

diverticulitis

(ˌdaɪvəˌtɪkjʊˈlaɪtɪs)
n
(Pathology) inflammation of one or more diverticula, esp of the colon

di•ver•tic•u•li•tis

(ˌdaɪ vərˌtɪk yəˈlaɪ tɪs)

n.
inflammation of one or more diverticula.
[1895–1900]

diverticulitis

A lack of fiber in the diet can lead to the formation of diverticula (small projections of the large intestine lining through its wall). If these become inflamed then diverticulitis results.
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Noun1.diverticulitis - inflammation of a diverticulum in the digestive tract (especially the colon); characterized by painful abdominal cramping and fever and constipation
inflammation, redness, rubor - a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
Translations
diverticulite

di·ver·tic·u·li·tis

n. diverticulosis, diverticulitis, infl. de un divertículo, esp. de pequeños sacos que se forman en el colon.

diverticulitis

n diverticulitis f
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