periarthritis

noun
peri·ar·thri·tis | \-är-ˈthrīt-əs \
plural periarthritides\-ˈthrit-ə-ˌdēz \

Medical Definition of periarthritis 

: inflammation of the structures (as the muscles, tendons, and bursa of the shoulder) around a joint

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