pneumoperitoneum

noun
pneu·​mo·​peri·​to·​ne·​um | \ -ˌper-ət-ᵊn-ˈē-əm How to pronounce pneumoperitoneum (audio) \
plural pneumoperitoneums or pneumoperitonea\ -​ˈē-​ə How to pronounce pneumoperitoneum (audio) \

Medical Definition of pneumoperitoneum

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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“Pneumoperitoneum.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pneumoperitoneum. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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