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Crohn's disease

[krohnz] /kroʊnz/
noun, Pathology
a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that causes scarring and thickening of the intestinal walls and frequently leads to obstruction.
Also called regional ileitis, regional enteritis.
named after Burrill Bernard Crohn (1884-1983), U.S. physician, one of the authors of a description of the disease published in 1932 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for crohn's-disease

Crohn's disease

inflammation, thickening, and ulceration of any of various parts of the intestine, esp the ileum Also called regional enteritis See also Johne's disease
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C20: named after B. B. Crohn (1884–1983), US physician
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Word Origin and History for crohn's-disease

Crohn's disease

1935, for U.S. pathologist B.B. Crohn (1884-1983), one of the team that wrote the article describing it in 1932.

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crohn's-disease in Medicine

Crohn's disease (krōnz)
See regional enteritis.

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crohn's-disease in Science
Crohn's disease
A gastrointestinal disease characterized by inflammation of the ileum, resulting in abdominal cramping, diarrhea, and weight loss. It is named after American physician Burrill Bernard Crohn (1884-1983), who first described it.
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