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kəˈlaɪ tɪs, koʊ-col·i·tis

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. colitis, inflammatory bowel diseasenoun

    inflammation of the colon


  1. colitisnoun

    inflammation of the colon.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Colitisnoun

    an inflammation of the large intestine, esp. of its mucous membrane; colonitis

    Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. + -itis.]


  1. Colitis

    In medicine, colitis refers to an inflammation of the colon and is often used to describe an inflammation of the large intestine. Colitides may be acute and self-limited or chronic, i.e. persistent, and broadly fits into the category of digestive diseases. In a medical context, the label colitis is used if: ⁕The aetiology of the inflammation in the colon is undetermined; for example, colitis may be applied to Crohn's disease at a time when the diagnosis has not declared itself, or ⁕The context is clear; for example, an individual with ulcerative colitis is talking about their disease with a physician that knows the diagnosis.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Colitis

    Inflammation of the COLON section of the large intestine (INTESTINE, LARGE), usually with symptoms such as DIARRHEA (often with blood and mucus), ABDOMINAL PAIN, and FEVER.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'colitis' in Nouns Frequency: #3024

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of colitis in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of colitis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of colitis in a Sentence

  1. Mohamed Babiker:

    We are already seeing the impacts of this drought on vulnerable people, rates of malnutrition and water borne diseases like diarrhea and colitis are on the rise.

  2. Irving Azoff:

    The colitis and pneumonia were side effects from all the meds.

  3. Yvette Leung:

    The vast majority of treatments for Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis are completely safe for a female to take when she is conceiving and equally safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding, for patients who are acutely ill, however, from their Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis, there may be multiple good reasons not to have children including depression, malnutrition, amenorrhea (lack of menstruation), and general poor quality of life.

  4. Eric Peacock:

    The thing really fascinating to me in particular with autoimmune conditions— Crohn’s and colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, MS, and fibromyalgia— there’s such a pent-up demand to connect with other people who ‘get’ it.

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