linitis plastica

noun
li·​ni·​tis plas·​ti·​ca | \ lə-ˈnīt-əs-ˈplas-ti-kə How to pronounce linitis plastica (audio) \

Medical Definition of linitis plastica

: carcinoma of the stomach characterized by thickening and diffuse infiltration of the wall rather than localization of the tumor in a discrete lump

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“Linitis plastica.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/linitis%20plastica. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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