diverticulosis

noun
di·​ver·​tic·​u·​lo·​sis | \ ˌdī-vər-ˌti-kyə-ˈlō-səs How to pronounce diverticulosis (audio) \

Definition of diverticulosis

: an intestinal disorder characterized by the presence of many diverticula

Examples of diverticulosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For instance, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) recommends people with diverticulosis—a disease in which little sacs bulge out of the weak areas of your colon wall—incorporate more fiber into their diet. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 31 Mar. 2022 For instance, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) recommends people with diverticulosis—a disease in which little sacs bulge out of the weak areas of your colon wall—incorporate more fiber into their diet. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 31 Mar. 2022 For instance, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) recommends people with diverticulosis—a disease in which little sacs bulge out of the weak areas of your colon wall—incorporate more fiber into their diet. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 31 Mar. 2022 In fact, many people live with diverticulosis without any complications. Karen Pallarito, Health.com, 4 Nov. 2021 About 15%–20% of people with diverticulosis (or tiny pouches along the wall of the colon) will go on to develop diverticulitis during their lifetime, per Harvard Health. Karen Pallarito, Health.com, 3 Nov. 2021 That includes Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, chronic pancreatitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and diverticulosis or diverticulitis. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 30 May 2019 Ten to 20 percent of patients with diverticulosis develop a complication known as diverticulitis, in which the diverticula become inflamed, leading to chronic abdominal pain, perforation of the colon, or infection inside the abdomen. Andrea K. Mcdaniels, baltimoresun.com, 7 June 2018 Boys, there’s always Ring of Honor. Too much diverticulosis talk for me in this one. Jim Varsallone, miamiherald, 9 Apr. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of diverticulosis

1917, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for diverticulosis

borrowed from New Latin dīverticulōsis (in German context), from dīverticulum diverticulum + -ōsis -osis

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“Diverticulosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diverticulosis. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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diverticulosis

noun
di·​ver·​tic·​u·​lo·​sis | \ -ˈlō-səs How to pronounce diverticulosis (audio) \
plural diverticuloses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce diverticulosis (audio) \

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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