ileitis

noun
il·​e·​i·​tis | \ ˌi-lē-ˈī-təs How to pronounce ileitis (audio) \

Definition of ileitis

: inflammation of the ileum

First Known Use of ileitis

circa 1855, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ileitis

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The first known use of ileitis was circa 1855

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“Ileitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ileitis. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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ileitis

noun
il·​e·​itis | \ ˌil-ē-ˈīt-əs How to pronounce ileitis (audio) \
plural ileitides\ -​ˈit-​ə-​dēz How to pronounce ileitis (audio) \

Medical Definition of ileitis

: inflammation of the ileum — see regional ileitis

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