ulcerative colitis


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ulcerative colitis

n.
A form of inflammatory bowel disease affecting the colon and rectum, characterized by abdominal pain, diarrhea, and rectal bleeding.
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Noun1.ulcerative colitis - a serious chronic inflammatory disease of the large intestine and rectum characterized by recurrent episodes of abdominal pain and fever and chills and profuse diarrhea
colitis, inflammatory bowel disease - inflammation of the colon
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