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[kuh-lahy-tis, koh-] /kəˈlaɪ tɪs, koʊ-/

noun, Pathology.
inflammation of the colon.
/kɒˈlaɪtɪs; kə-/
inflammation of the colon

1860, from comb. form of colon (n.2) + -itis.

colitis co·li·tis (kə-lī’tĭs)
Inflammation of the colon.
Inflammation of the colon.
colitis [(kuh-leye-tis)]

An inflammation of the mucous membrane that lines the colon. Colitis is characterized by pain in the abdomen, with alternating episodes of constipation and diarrhea.


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