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View in Spanish: Diverticulosis

Diverticulosis (DY-ver-TIH- kyoo-LOH-sis)
A condition marked by small sacs or pouches in the walls of a hollow organ, such as the colon. These sacs can become inflamed and cause a condition called diverticulitis.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.