Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Inflammation of the colon. Also called colonitis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. inflammation of the colon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An inflammation of the large intestine, esp. of its mucous membrane; colonitis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, inflammation of the mucous membrane of the colon; colonitis.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. inflammation of the colon

Etymologies

From colon +‎ -itis. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Ulcerative colitis is potentially curable if the colon is removed.

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  • Dr. Turek's team is also studying the intestinal condition known as colitis.

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  • Next day saw a "real" doctor in town and he said it was colitis, which is what I thought in the first place.

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  • If someone in the family has had colon cancer or if someone in the family -- for example, in President Bush's case, his brother had colitis, which is something that you want to watch for colon cancer.

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  • On one visit, she recalls talking about her Dad's problems; he can't move, can't swallow, he's suffering from colitis, which is several diaper changes a day and watched as the manager typed answers regarding his condition into a computer program and pushed a button.

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  • In summary, our data show that the absence of PlGF strongly inhibits mucosal intestinal angiogenesis in acute colitis, which is associated with an early increase in intestinal epithelial hypoxia and aggravation of the course of the disease.

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  • Inflammatory bowel disease is a general term that includes Crohn's disease, which occurs in the large and small intestines, and ulcerative colitis, which is restricted to the colon.

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  • A man who had chronic sciatic back pain, and also ulcerative colitis, which is known to be autoimmune in nature, developed colon cancer.

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  • If you are also feeling cramping and bleeding, it may be ulcerative colitis, which is the result of inflammation of the colon.

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  • Of that number, about half suffer from Crohn's disease, which can affect any part of the GI tract, and half have ulcerative colitis, which is limited to the large intestine.

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