il·​e·​i·​tis ˌi-lē-ˈī-təs How to pronounce ileitis (audio)
: inflammation of the ileum

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web People with ileitis can have typical Crohn’s disease symptoms, but inflammation in the small intestine generally leads to cramps and diarrhea after meals as well as increases your risk of developing fistulas6. SELF, 11 Feb. 2022

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Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

circa 1855, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ileitis was circa 1855

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“Ileitis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition


il·​e·​itis ˌil-ē-ˈīt-əs How to pronounce ileitis (audio)
plural ileitides -ˈit-ə-dēz How to pronounce ileitis (audio)
: inflammation of the ileum see regional ileitis

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