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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In pathology, inflammation of the intestines.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) An inflammation of the intestines.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

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