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colitis Syllabification: co·li·tis
Pronunciation: /kəˈlīdəs/

Definition of colitis in English:


Inflammation of the lining of the colon.
Example sentences
  • IBS does not lead to colon cancer or ulcerative colitis or any other serious diseases.
  • C Difficile is an infection in the intestine which causes diarrhoea and colitis, an inflamed colon.
  • Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are idiopathic inflammatory disorders of unknown aetiology.

Words that rhyme with colitis

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