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Pronunciation:  `peri'tnItis

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  inflammation of the peritoneum

PERITONITIS is a 11 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: peritoneal inflammation
 See Also: inflammation, redness, rubor



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Per`i*to*ni"tis\, n. [NL. See {Peritoneum}, and
{-itis}.] (Med.)
Inflammation of the peritoneum.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Inflammation or infection of the peritoneum.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: This is inflammation of the peritoneum. It can be sterile, as is caused by chemical irritants such as bile. It can also be caused by bacterial infection.
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