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

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

Examples of enteritis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Garcia’s official diagnosis was viral enteritis, per the A’s. Matt Kawahara, San Francisco Chronicle, "A's place catcher Aramis Garcia on IL with stomach virus, call up Austin Allen," 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, "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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First Known Use of enteritis

1772, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 May 2021

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“Enteritis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enteritis. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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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

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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