Meaning of diverticulosis

di•ver•tic•u•lo•sis

Pronunciation: (dī"vur-tik"yu-lō'sis), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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