Definition of colitis in English:

colitis

noun

Medicine
  • [mass noun] Inflammation of the lining of the colon.

    • ‘Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are idiopathic inflammatory disorders of unknown aetiology.’
    • ‘Stress can worsen symptoms of conditions such as peptic ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome and ulcerative colitis.’
    • ‘Quality of life can be much improved as removal of the colon cures the symptoms of ulcerative colitis.’
    • ‘C Difficile is an infection in the intestine which causes diarrhoea and colitis, an inflamed colon.’
    • ‘IBS does not lead to colon cancer or ulcerative colitis or any other serious diseases.’

Pronunciation:

colitis

/kəˈlʌɪtɪs/