enteritis

noun
en·​ter·​i·​tis | \ˌen-tə-ˈrī-təs \
plural enteritides\ ˌen-​tə-​ˈri-​tə-​ˌdēz \ also enteritises

Definition of enteritis 

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

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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, "The details of 40 animal deaths, injuries, losses aboard US airlines," 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, "Good News! Kids Aren’t Dying as Much as They Used To," 26 Feb. 2015

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1808, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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enteritis

noun
en·​ter·​i·​tis | \ˌent-ə-ˈrīt-əs \
plural enteritides\ -​ˈrit-​ə-​ˌdēz \ or enteritises

Medical Definition of enteritis 

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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