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Definition of "diverticulitis" [diverticulitis]

  • Inflammation of a diverticulum or of diverticula in the intestinal tract, causing fecal stagnation and pain. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "diverticulitis" in a sentence
  • "These can become infected, triggering inflammation, called diverticulitis, and cause pain, fever and constipation."
  • "But we're now pretty sure that he had what something known as diverticulitis, basically an inflammation of the large intestine that required surgery."
  • "We're now pretty sure he had something known as diverticulitis, basically an inflammation of the large intestine."