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Crohn's disease

[krohnz]
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.


Origin:
named after Burrill Bernard Crohn (1884–1983), U.S. physician, one of the authors of a description of the disease published in 1932

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Crohn's disease (krəʊnz)
 
n
See also Johne's disease Also called: regional enteritis inflammation, thickening, and ulceration of any of various parts of the intestine, esp the ileum
 
[C20: named after B. B. Crohn (1884--1983), US physician]

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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 (krōnz)
n.
See regional enteritis.

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Crohn's disease   (krōnz)  Pronunciation Key 
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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