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enteritis

Line breaks: en¦ter|itis
Pronunciation: /ˌɛntəˈrʌɪtɪs
 
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Definition of enteritis in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
Inflammation of the intestine, especially the small intestine, usually accompanied by diarrhoea.
Example sentences
  • ‘If your immune ability decreases, and you get other diseases such as pneumonia, enteritis, or cholecystitis, the virus may take advantage and start to replicate itself,’ he said.
  • The diagnosis remains one of exclusion because underlying conditions such as diabetes or regional enteritis may produce similar symptoms.
  • Illnesses such as diarrhea, enteritis, and gastroenteritis affect as many as three-quarters of the village's children under the age of 5.

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