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diverticulitis

noun [U] uk   /ˌdaɪ.və.tɪk.jʊˈlaɪ.tɪs/  us   /ˌdaɪ.vər.tɪk.jəˈlaɪ.tɪs/ specialized
inflammation of one or more diverticulata (= small pockets in the lining of the large bowel): A low-fibre diet may be a cause of diverticulitis.
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