Meaning of diverticulosis in English:


Pronunciation /ˌdʌɪvətɪkjʊˈləʊsɪs/


mass nounMedicine
  • A condition in which diverticula are present in the intestine without signs of inflammation.

    Compare with diverticulitis

    ‘Small-volume diarrhea may accompany diverticulosis of the colon.’
    • ‘Many people with diverticulosis have no symptoms at all.’
    • ‘If nothing else, they should help reduce the risk of heart disease, diverticulosis, and constipation.’
    • ‘The first, a man in his 30s, had severe constipation and resultant diverticulosis.’
    • ‘Apart from moderate colonic diverticulosis in the second case, each bowel was otherwise grossly unremarkable.’