Definition of enteropathy in English:

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enteropathy

Pronunciation: /ˌen(t)əˈräpəTHē/

noun (plural enteropathies)

Medicine
A disease of the intestine, especially the small intestine.
Example sentences
  • Also known as celiac sprue, nontropical sprue and gluten-sensitive enteropathy, celiac disease occurs in people who have a susceptibility to gluten intolerance.
  • When the diagnosis of gluten-sensitive enteropathy is suspected, serologic tests can identify many affected patients.
  • To determine the cause of enteropathy, biopsies of the gastrointestinal tract were performed.

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Syllabification: en·ter·op·a·thy

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