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Meaning of peritonitis

per•i•to•ni•tis

Pronunciation: (per"i-tn-ī'tis), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. inflammation of the peritoneum, often accompanied by pain and tenderness in the abdomen, vomiting, constipation, and moderate fever.
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