Enteritis



[en-tuh-rahy-tis] /ˌɛn təˈraɪ tɪs/

noun
1.
Pathology. inflammation of the intestines, especially the small intestine.
2.
Veterinary Pathology. 1 (def 1c).
/ˌɛntəˈraɪtɪs/
noun
1.
inflammation of the small intestine
n.

1808, medical Latin, coined c.1750 by French pathologist François-Boissier de la Croix de Sauvages (1706-1767), from enteron “intestine” (see enteric) + -itis.

enteritis en·ter·i·tis (ěn’tə-rī’tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the intestinal tract, especially of the small intestine.

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