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Meaning of phlebitis

phle•bi•tis

Pronunciation: (flu-bī'tis), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  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.
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