Definition of enteritis in English:



mass nounMedicine
  • Inflammation of the intestine, especially the small intestine, usually accompanied by diarrhoea.

    • ‘‘If your immune ability decreases, and you get other diseases such as pneumonia, enteritis, or cholecystitis, the virus may take advantage and start to replicate itself,’ he said.’
    • ‘The diagnosis remains one of exclusion because underlying conditions such as diabetes or regional enteritis may produce similar symptoms.’
    • ‘Illnesses such as diarrhea, enteritis, and gastroenteritis affect as many as three-quarters of the village's children under the age of 5.’
    • ‘In salmonella infections relapses of enteritis or bacteraemia are common.’
    • ‘The official reason given for his untimely death was acute enteritis (inflammation of the intestine) caused by a kick to the stomach.’