phle·​bi·​tis | \ fli-ˈbī-təs How to pronounce phlebitis (audio) \

Definition of phlebitis

: inflammation of a vein

Examples of phlebitis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Patients at the town spa come to treat rheumatism and phlebitis. Bob Morris, Town & Country, "A Users Guide to Bottled Water," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of phlebitis

1826, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for phlebitis

New Latin

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“Phlebitis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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phle·​bi·​tis | \ fli-ˈbīt-əs How to pronounce phlebitis (audio) \
plural phlebitides\ -​ˈbit-​ə-​ˌdēz How to pronounce phlebitides (audio) \

Medical Definition of phlebitis

: inflammation of a vein

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