Definition of diverticulosis in English:

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diverticulosis

Pronunciation: /ˌdīvərˌtikyəˈlōsəs/

noun

Medicine
A condition in which diverticula are present in the intestine without signs of inflammation. Compare with diverticulitis.
Example sentences
  • Small-volume diarrhea may accompany diverticulosis of the colon.
  • Many people with diverticulosis have no symptoms at all.
  • If nothing else, they should help reduce the risk of heart disease, diverticulosis, and constipation.

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Syllabification: di·ver·tic·u·lo·sis

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