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peritonitis

noun peri·to·ni·tis \ˌper-ə-tə-ˈnī-təs\

medical : a serious condition in which the covering of the stomach, intestines, and nearby organs becomes swollen and infected

Full Definition of PERITONITIS

:  inflammation of the peritoneum
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Origin of PERITONITIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1776
Medical Dictionary

peritonitis

noun peri·to·ni·tis \ˌper-ət-ən-ˈīt-əs\

Medical Definition of PERITONITIS

:  inflammation of the peritoneum

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