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ulcerative colitis

ulcerative colitis

noun

Definition of ULCERATIVE COLITIS

:  a nonspecific inflammatory disease of the colon of unknown cause characterized by diarrhea with discharge of mucus and blood, cramping abdominal pain, and inflammation and edema of the mucous membrane with patches of ulceration

First Known Use of ULCERATIVE COLITIS

circa 1928

ulcerative colitis

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ULCERATIVE COLITIS

:  a chronic inflammatory disease of the colon that is of unknown cause and is characterized by diarrhea with discharge of mucus and blood, cramping abdominal pain, and inflammation and edema of the mucous membrane with patches of ulceration

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