pneumoperitoneum

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pneumoperitoneum pneu·mo·per·i·to·ne·um (nōō'mō-pěr'ĭ-tn-ē'əm, nyōō'-)
n.
The presence of air or gas in the peritoneal cavity as a result of disease or for the treatment of certain conditions.

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