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enteritis

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noun en·ter·i·tis \ˌen-tə-ˈrī-təs\

Definition of enteritis

plural en·ter·it·i·des play \-ˈri-tə-ˌdēz\ also en·ter·i·tis·es

  1. 1 :  inflammation of the intestines and especially of the human ileum

  2. 2 :  a disease of domestic animals (as panleukopenia of cats) marked by enteritis and diarrhea



1808

First Known Use of enteritis

1808


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enteritis

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noun en·ter·i·tis \ˌent-ə-ˈrīt-əs\

Medical Definition of enteritis

plural en·ter·it·i·des \-ˈrit-ə-ˌdēz\play or en·ter·i·tis·es

  1. 1:  inflammation of the intestines and especially of the human ileum

  2. 2:  a disease of domestic animals (as panleukopenia of cats) marked by enteritis and diarrhea




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