Definition of megacolon in English:

megacolon

noun

Medicine
  • Gross dilatation of the colon; a colon in this condition.

Pronunciation

megacolon

/ˈmɛɡəˌkəʊlən/ /ˈmɛɡəˌkəʊlɒn/

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in William Dorland (1864–1956), obstetrician. From mega- + colon; compare French mégacôlon.