pneumoperitoneum


pneu·mo·peri·to·ne·um

noun \-ˌper-ət-ən-ˈē-əm\
plural pneu·mo·peri·to·ne·ums or pneu·mo·peri·to·nea \-ˈē-ə\

Definition of PNEUMOPERITONEUM

1
: an abnormal state characterized by the presence of gas (as air) in the peritoneal cavity
2
: the induction of pneumoperitoneum as a therapeutic measure or as an aid to radiography

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