peritonital

peritonitis

[per-i-tn-ahy-tis]
noun Pathology.
inflammation of the peritoneum, often accompanied by pain and tenderness in the abdomen, vomiting, constipation, and moderate fever.

Origin:
1770–80; periton(eum) + -itis

peritonitic [per-i-tn-it-ik] , peritonital, adjective
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peritonitis (ˌpɛrɪtəˈnaɪtɪs)
 
n
inflammation of the peritoneum
 
peritonitic
 
adj

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peritonitis per·i·to·ni·tis (pěr'ĭ-tn-ī'tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the peritoneum.

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peritonitis   (pěr'ĭ-tn-ī'tĭs)  Pronunciation Key 
Infection or inflammation of the peritoneal cavity, usually caused by a ruptured organ, such as the appendix, in the gastrointestinal tract.
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