enteritis

noun

en·​ter·​i·​tis ˌen-tə-ˈrī-təs How to pronounce enteritis (audio)
plural enteritides ˌen-tə-ˈri-tə-ˌdēz How to pronounce enteritis (audio) also enteritises
1
: inflammation of the intestines and especially of the human ileum
2
: a disease of domestic animals (such as panleukopenia of cats) marked by enteritis and diarrhea

Examples of enteritis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The second-eldest son, David Von Eric, died in 1984 at the age of 25 of ruptured intestines resulting from acute enteritis while on a tour with All Japan Pro Wrestling. Esme Mazzeo, Peoplemag, 19 Dec. 2023 There are also rare cases of A. caninum causing severe gastrointestinal symptoms in humans, Hawdon says, a condition called eosinophilic enteritis. Bradley Van Paridon, Scientific American, 1 June 2023 David died unexpectedly of enteritis, inflammation of the small intestine. Dallas News, 21 June 2022 Garcia’s official diagnosis was viral enteritis, per the A’s. Matt Kawahara, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 May 2021 According to the Necropsy provided by the University of Minnesota the kitten died from enteritis caused by intestinal feline corona virus with secondary spiral bacteria. Matt Rocheleau, BostonGlobe.com, 15 Mar. 2018 Of the dozen or so killer diseases of children, five of them are infections for which vaccines are available – pneumococcal pneumonia, rotavirus enteritis, Haemophilus influenza type b pneumonia, measles, and whooping cough. Sarah Fallon, WIRED, 26 Feb. 2015 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1772, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of enteritis was in 1772

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“Enteritis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enteritis. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

enteritis

noun
en·​ter·​i·​tis ˌent-ə-ˈrīt-əs How to pronounce enteritis (audio)
: inflammation of the intestines
also : a disease marked by this

Medical Definition

enteritis

noun
en·​ter·​i·​tis ˌent-ə-ˈrīt-əs How to pronounce enteritis (audio)
plural enteritides -ˈrit-ə-ˌdēz How to pronounce enteritis (audio) or enteritises
1
: inflammation of the intestines and especially of the human ileum
2
: a disease of domestic animals (as panleukopenia of cats) marked by enteritis and diarrhea

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