diverticulosis

[dahy-ver-tik-yuh-loh-sis]
noun Pathology.
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:
1915–20; diverticul(um) + -osis

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diverticulosis (ˌdaɪvəˌtɪkjʊˈləʊsɪs)
 
n
pathol the presence of several diverticula, esp in the intestines
 
[from New Latin, from diverticulum + -osis]

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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   (dī'vûr-tĭk'yə-lō'sĭs)  Pronunciation Key 
A condition characterized by the presence of numerous diverticula in the colon.
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Doctors diagnosed this problem as diverticulosis, pouches forming on the intestine.
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