Definition of sclerosing cholangitis in English:

sclerosing cholangitis

noun

Medicine
  • A complication of ulcerative colitis in which the bile ducts become narrow and develop irregularities.

    • ‘Intrinsic lesions of the bile duct (strictures, sclerosing cholangitis, cholangiocarcinoma) are less common.’
    • ‘Many patients with sclerosing cholangitis also have ulcerative colitis.’
    • ‘Primary sclerosing cholangitis associated with ulcerative colitis is twofold more common in men than women.’
    • ‘Primary sclerosing cholangitis is associated with ulcerative colitis in 75% of cases, although the two may develop at different times.’
    • ‘Primary sclerosing cholangitis is frequently associated with ulcerative colitis.’

Origin

1980s: sclerosing from the verb sclerose (back-formation from sclerosed); cholangitis from Greek khole bile + angeion vessel + -itis.

Pronunciation:

sclerosing cholangitis

/skləˌrōsiNG ˌkōlanˈjīdəs/