Definition of “colitis” - English Dictionary

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“colitis” in British English

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colitisnoun [ U ]

uk /kəˈlaɪ.təs/ us /koʊˈlaɪ.t̬əs/

Examples from literature

  • Bacteria found in meat are those which produce colitis, appendicitis, abscesses of the teeth and diseased conditions of the tonsils. 
  • However, over time, the insidious sub-clinical deficiency may degrade some other system and produce a different disease, such as colitis. 
  • The man may have appendicitis, or colitis, or pancreatitis, or he may have been shot through the lungs or the abdomen. 

(Definition of “colitis” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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