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

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, 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

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First Known Use of enteritis

1772, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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 16 Aug. 2022.

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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

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

More from Merriam-Webster on enteritis

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