diverticulitis


di·ver·tic·u·li·tis

noun \ˌdī-vər-ˌti-kyə-ˈlī-təs\

Definition of DIVERTICULITIS

:  inflammation of a diverticulum

Origin of DIVERTICULITIS

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1900

Rhymes with DIVERTICULITIS

di·ver·tic·u·li·tis

noun \-ˈlīt-əs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DIVERTICULITIS

: inflammation or infection of a diverticulum of the colon that is marked by abdominal pain or tenderness often accompanied by fever, chills, and cramping

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