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Definition of "enteritis" [en•te•ri•tis]

  • Inflammation of the intestinal tract, especially of the small intestine. (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 "enteritis" in a sentence
  • "Three were what was called enteritis, in one instance complicated with erysipelas; but it is well known that this term has been often used to signify inflammation of the peritoneum covering the intestines."
  • "If the bowels are cleared out and the patient's blood freed from intoxication, the attack ends; if not the disease will be called enteritis or catarrh."
  • "Ginger also functions as a blood cleanser, therefore, if you have mild gastric-enteritis (mild intestinal inflammation), a ginger, honey and lemon tea concoction, Hon's Brew, will help to alleviate the symptoms."