peritoneovenous shunt

noun

peri·​to·​neo·​ve·​nous shunt ˌper-ət-ᵊn-ˌē-ō-ˌvē-nəs- How to pronounce peritoneovenous shunt (audio)
: a shunt between the peritoneum and the jugular vein for relief of peritoneal ascites

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“Peritoneovenous shunt.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/peritoneovenous%20shunt. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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