from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Ileitis involving the terminal portion of the ileum and characterized by abdominal pain, ulceration, and fibrous tissue buildup.
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- n. Crohn’s regional enteritis, a chronic inflammatory disease that can involve any part of the digestive tract from the mouth to the anus.
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- n. a serious chronic and progressive inflammation of the ileum producing frequent bouts of diarrhea with abdominal pain and nausea and fever and weight loss
After Burrill Bernard Crohn (1884-1983), American physician.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Eponym, Burrill Bernard Crohn. (Wiktionary)