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peritonitis (n.)

"inflammation of the peritoneum," 1776, medical Latin, coined c. 1750 by French pathologist François-Boissier de la Croix de Sauvages (1706-1767) from Greek peritonos (from peritonaion; see peritoneum) + -itis "inflammation."

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Definitions of peritonitis

peritonitis (n.)
inflammation of the peritoneum;
Synonyms: peritoneal inflammation
From wordnet.princeton.edu