peritonitis

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

Definition of peritonitis

: inflammation of the peritoneum

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Origin and Etymology of peritonitis

New Latin


PERITONITIS Defined for English Language Learners

peritonitis

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

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

medical Definition of peritonitis

: inflammation of the peritoneum

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