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1. colitis

noun. inflammation of the colon.

Synonyms

  • regional enteritis
  • Crohn's disease
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • spastic colon
  • rubor
  • ulcerative colitis
  • regional ileitis
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • mucous colitis
  • redness

Antonyms

  • unexciting
  • achromatic color

Etymology

  • -itis (English)
  • colon (English)
  • colon (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word colitis


1. Noun, singular or mass
Instead, sulfasalazine is used to treat conditions such as colitis, an inflammation of the large intestine.

2. Verb, base form
Tumors in the colon can also lead to colitis and proctitis.

3. Verb, past participle
If the cause is colitis, the dog will need an antibiotic in order to overcome the condition.

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