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diverticulosis

[dahy-ver-tik-yuh-loh-sis] /ˌdaɪ vərˌtɪk yəˈloʊ sɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
the presence of saclike herniations of the mucosal layer of the colon through the muscular wall, common among older persons and usually producing no symptoms except occasional rectal bleeding.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; diverticul(um) + -osis
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  • Doctors diagnosed this problem as diverticulosis, pouches forming on the intestine.
British Dictionary definitions for diverticulosis

diverticulosis

/ˌdaɪvəˌtɪkjʊˈləʊsɪs/
noun
1.
(pathol) the presence of several diverticula, esp in the intestines
Word Origin
from New Latin, from diverticulum + -osis
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diverticulosis in Medicine

diverticulosis di·ver·tic·u·lo·sis (dī'vûr-tĭk'yə-lō'sĭs)
n.
A condition characterized by the presence of numerous diverticula in the colon.

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diverticulosis in Science
diverticulosis
  (dī'vûr-tĭk'yə-lō'sĭs)   
A condition characterized by the presence of numerous diverticula in the colon.
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