Glossary Term:

Title

ulcerative colitis

Phonetic

<b>ul</b>-suh-ruh-tiv<b> </b>kuh-<b>lie</b>-tis

Description

a type of inflammatory bowel disease. In this condition, the colon is inflamed over a long period of time. This increases a person’s risk of developing colon cancer, so starting colorectal cancer screening earlier and doing these tests more often is recommended. See also colon, Crohn’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease.