Definition of colitis in English:

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Pronunciation: /kəˈlʌɪtɪs/


[mass noun] Medicine
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

appendicitis, arthritis, bronchitis, cellulitis, conjunctivitis, cystitis, dermatitis, encephalitis, gastroenteritis, gingivitis, hepatitis, laryngitis, lymphangitis, meningitis, nephritis, neuritis, osteoarthritis, pericarditis, peritonitis, pharyngitis, sinusitis, tonsillitis

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