Definition of peritonitis
: inflammation of the peritoneum
Recent Examples of peritonitis from the Web
The official cause of death was peritonitis, the inflammation of a membrane lining the abdominal wall that is usually the result of a fungal or bacterial infection.
Some people will develop complications, including digestive bleeding, bowel obstruction and peritonitis, inflammation of the inner wall of the abdomen.
Bradford’s wife, Fannie, died of peritonitis, an inflammation of the lining in the abdominal walls.
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Origin and Etymology of peritonitis
First Known Use: 1771See Words from the same year
PERITONITIS Defined for English Language Learners
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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