peritonitis

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

Origin and Etymology of peritonitis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1776


PERITONITIS Defined for English Language Learners

peritonitis

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

Definition of peritonitis for English Language Learners

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


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peritonitis

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

Medical Definition of peritonitis

  1. :  inflammation of the peritoneum


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