colitis

[kuh-lahy-tis, koh-]
noun Pathology.
inflammation of the colon.

Origin:
col-2 + -itis

colitic [kuh-lit-ik, koh-] , adjective
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colitis or colonitis (kɒˈlaɪtɪs, kə-, ˌkɒləˈnaɪtɪs)
 
n
inflammation of the colon
 
colonitis or colonitis
 
n
 
colitic or colonitis
 
adj

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colitis
1860, from colon + -itis.
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Medical Dictionary

colitis co·li·tis (kə-lī'tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the colon.

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colitis   (kə-lī'tĭs)  Pronunciation Key 
Inflammation of the colon.
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Cultural Dictionary
colitis [(kuh-leye-tis)]

An inflammation of the mucous membrane that lines the colon. Colitis is characterized by pain in the abdomen, with alternating episodes of constipation and diarrhea.

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Example sentences
Intestinal parasites may offer protection from colitis, asthma and other common
  ailments.
Despite the medications he was taking for the colitis, he continued to have
  abdominal pain and problems gaining weight.
There are patients who experience gastrointestinal disease, colitis,
  inflammatory bowel disease.
The bug is found in the colon, is a known cause of colitis and can be spread by
  even trace amounts of feces.
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