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pneumoperitoneum

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noun pneu·mo·peri·to·ne·um \ -ˌper-ət-ᵊn-ˈē-əm \

medical Definition of pneumoperitoneum

plural pneumoperitoneums or pneumoperitonea play \-ˈē-ə\
1 :an abnormal state characterized by the presence of gas (as air) in the peritoneal cavity
2 :the induction of pneumoperitoneum as a therapeutic measure or as an aid to radiography

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