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diverticulosis

diverticulosis

noun di·ver·tic·u·lo·sis \ˌdī-vər-ˌti-kyə-ˈlō-səs\

Definition of DIVERTICULOSIS

:  an intestinal disorder characterized by the presence of many diverticula

Origin of DIVERTICULOSIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1917

diverticulosis

noun di·ver·tic·u·lo·sis \-ˈlō-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural di·ver·tic·u·lo·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of DIVERTICULOSIS

:  an intestinal condition characterized by the presence of diverticula in the colon that is typically symptomless but may be marked by symptoms (as bleeding or constipation)

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