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diverticulitis Line breaks: di|ver¦ticu|litis
Pronunciation: /ˌdʌɪvətɪkjʊˈlʌɪtɪs/

Definition of diverticulitis in English:


[mass noun] Medicine
Inflammation of a diverticulum, especially in the colon, causing pain and disturbance of bowel function. Compare with diverticulosis.
Example sentences
  • Food sensitive colitis should be considered in infants and ischaemic colitis, diverticulitis, and colonic tumours in adults.
  • Possible causes include inflammatory bowel disease or an infection in the colon known as diverticulitis.
  • Indications for colectomy include colon polyps, diverticulitis, and IBD.
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