Word:

necrotizing enterocolitis

Noun1.necrotizing enterocolitis - an acute inflammatory disease occurring in the intestines of premature infants; necrosis of intestinal tissue may follow
Synonyms: NEC
Pronunciation: (NEK-roh-TY-zing EN-tuh-roh-koh-LY-tis)

A condition in which part of the tissue in the intestines is destroyed. Occurs mainly in under-weight newborn babies. A temporary ileostomy may be necessary.

inflammatory disease, NEC
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