Definitions

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

  • noun Inflammation of the rectum or anus.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Inflammation of the rectum or anus.

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

  • noun (Med.) Inflammation of the rectum.

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  • noun pathology An inflammation of the anus and the lining of the rectum.

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

  • noun inflammation of the rectum; marked by bloody stools and a frequent urge to defecate; frequently associated with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis

Etymologies

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

[Greek prōktos, anus + –itis.]

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