[ pĕr′ē-är-thrītĭs ]


Inflammation of the tissues surrounding a joint.

Nearby words

  1. periaqueductal,
  2. periarterial plexus,
  3. periarterial sympathectomy,
  4. periarteritis,
  5. periarteritis nodosa,
  6. periarticular,
  7. periarticular abscess,
  8. periastron,
  9. periaxillary,
  10. periblem

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Examples from the Web for periarthritis

  • Such cases, if the contusion is of sufficient violence, result in arthritis and periarthritis.

    Lameness of the Horse|John Victor Lacroix