Dictionary

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

Origin of PERITONITIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1776

peritonitis

noun peri·to·ni·tis \ˌper-ət-ən-ˈīt-əs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PERITONITIS

:  inflammation of the peritoneum

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: peritremaPrevious Word in the Dictionary: peritoniticAll Words Near: peritonitis
April 26, 2015
rococo Hear it
excessively ornate or intricate
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears