A condition marked by small sacs or pouches (diverticula) in the walls of an organ such as the stomach or colon. These sacs can become inflamed and cause a condition called diverticulitis, which may be a risk factor for certain types of cancer.

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  • diverticulosis — f. anat. patol. Presencia de divertículos formados en el intestino grueso. En la mayoría de los casos, la presencia de divertículos no produce síntomas, por lo que suelen descubrirse casualmente al realizarse una radiografía de colon o a través… …   Diccionario médico

  • diverticulosis — [dī΄vər tik΄yo͞olō′sis] n. [see OSIS] the abnormal condition of having a number of diverticula protruding from the wall of the intestinal tract …   English World dictionary

  • Diverticulosis — Not to be confused with Diverticulitis. Diverticulosis Classification and external resources Diverticulosis as seen endoscopically ICD 10 K …   Wikipedia

  • diverticulosis — ► sustantivo femenino MEDICINA Presencia de numerosos divertículos en alguna cavidad del cuerpo: ■ la diverticulosis es muy frecuente en el sistema digestivo. IRREG. plural diverticulosis …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • diverticulosis — {{#}}{{LM D44374}}{{〓}} {{[}}diverticulosis{{]}} ‹di·ver·ti·cu·lo·sis› {{◆}}(pl. diverticulosis){{◇}} {{《}}▍ s.f.{{》}} Inflamación de los divertículos …   Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

  • diverticulosis — noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1917 an intestinal disorder characterized by the presence of many diverticula …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • diverticulosis — /duy veuhr tik yeuh loh sis/, n. Pathol. the presence of saclike herniations of the mucosal layer of the colon through the muscular wall, common among older persons and usually producing no symptoms except occasional rectal bleeding. [1915 20;… …   Universalium

  • diverticulosis — noun The condition of having diverticula, or small pouches, formed along the mucosa of the colon …   Wiktionary

  • diverticulosis — Presence of a number of diverticula of the intestine, common in middle age; the lesions are acquired pulsion diverticula. * * * di·ver·tic·u·lo·sis lō səs n, pl lo·ses .sēz an intestinal condi …   Medical dictionary

  • diverticulosis — n. disease of the colon (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • diverticulosis — [ˌdʌɪvətɪkjʊ ləʊsɪs] noun Medicine a condition in which diverticula are present in the colon without signs of inflammation …   English new terms dictionary

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