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phlebitis

[fluh-bahy-tis] /fləˈbaɪ tɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
inflammation of a vein, often occurring in the legs and involving the formation of a thrombus, characterized by swelling, pain, and change of skin color.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; < Neo-Latin; see phleb(o)--itis
Related forms
phlebitic
[fluh-bit-ik] /fləˈbɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
postphlebitic, adjective
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  • He suffers from heart problems and phlebitis, and underwent knee surgery before the trial began.
British Dictionary definitions for phlebitis

phlebitis

/flɪˈbaɪtɪs/
noun
1.
inflammation of a vein
Derived Forms
phlebitic (flɪˈbɪtɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C19: via New Latin from Greek; see phlebo-, -itis
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Word Origin and History for phlebitis
n.

1820, medical Latin, from phlebo- "vein" + -itis "inflammation."

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phlebitis in Medicine

phlebitis phle·bi·tis (flĭ-bī'tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of a vein.


phle·bit'ic (-bĭt'ĭk) adj.
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