Definitions

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

  • n. Inflammation of the intestinal tract, especially of the small intestine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Inflammation of the intestines, generally the small intestine, that may lead to diarrhea.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An inflammation of the intestines.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, inflammation of the intestines.

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

  • n. inflammation of the intestine (especially the small intestine); usually characterized by diarrhea

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek ἔντερον (enteron, "intestine") + -itis (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Three were what was called enteritis, in one instance complicated with erysipelas; but it is well known that this term has been often used to signify inflammation of the peritoneum covering the intestines.

    The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever

  • If the bowels are cleared out and the patient's blood freed from intoxication, the attack ends; if not the disease will be called enteritis or catarrh.

    Appendicitis

  • Ginger also functions as a blood cleanser, therefore, if you have mild gastric-enteritis (mild intestinal inflammation), a ginger, honey and lemon tea concoction, Hon's Brew, will help to alleviate the symptoms.

    Sat Hon: Tao of Food: Ginger for the Common Cold and Postpartum Recovery

  • Leith had tried out the gastro-enteritis story and Sammy had seemed to buy it.

    Neurosurgical Intervention For Beginners

  • You've been to stay with a friend while you were ill with gastro-enteritis.

    Neurosurgical Intervention For Beginners

  • An intestinal form of anthrax with severe enteritis sometimes occurs in these species.

    Anthrax

  • If due to ingestion of spores, as in cattle, septicemia, fever, colic, and enteritis are prominent.

    Anthrax

  • Some experts predicted massive outbreaks of necrotic enteritis, a stomach bug, but this didn't happen.

    CASTING PILLS BEFORE SWINE

  • Those who earned between R10,000 and R20,000 gastro-enteritis was the second cause of absenteeism.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "All of which can lead to gastro-enteritis symptoms on a Monday morning," he said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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