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Diverticulosis

Diverticulosis

(Science: gastroenterology, surgery) a condition in which a person has small sacs or pouch in the walls of a canal or organ, such as the stomach or intestine.

These sacs can become inflamed to cause diverticulitis and can be a risk factor for certain types of cancer.


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