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diverticulitis

Pronunciation: di'ver-tik'yu-li'tis

Definition: Inflammation of a diverticulum, especially of the small pockets in the wall of the colon which fill with stagnant fecal material and become inflamed; rarely, they may cause obstruction, perforation, or bleeding.

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