noun Pathology.
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.

1815–25; < Neo-Latin; see phleb(o)--itis

phlebitic [fluh-bit-ik] , adjective
postphlebitic, adjective Unabridged
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phlebitis (flɪˈbaɪtɪs)
inflammation of a vein
[C19: via New Latin from Greek; see phlebo-, -itis]

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Word Origin & History

1822, Mod.L., from Gk. phleps (gen. phlebos) "vein" + Mod.L. -itis "inflammation."
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phlebitis phle·bi·tis (flĭ-bī'tĭs)
Inflammation of a vein.

phle·bit'ic (-bĭt'ĭk) adj.
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Example sentences
He suffers from heart problems and phlebitis, and underwent knee surgery before the trial began.
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