colitis

noun co·li·tis \ kō-ˈlī-təs , kə- \
|Updated on: 20 Jun 2018

Definition of colitis

: inflammation of the colon

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First Known Use of colitis

circa 1860

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Definition of colitis for English Language Learners

  • medical : an illness that causes pain and swelling in the colon


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colitis

noun co·li·tis \ kō-ˈlīt-əs, kə- \

medical Definition of colitis

: inflammation of the colon — see ulcerative colitis

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