colitic

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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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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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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