peridesmitis

[pĕr′ĭ-dĕz-mītĭs]

n.

Inflammation of the connective tissue surrounding a ligament.

Nearby words

  1. pericyte,
  2. pericytic venule,
  3. peridental,
  4. peridental membrane,
  5. periderm,
  6. peridesmium,
  7. perididymis,
  8. perididymitis,
  9. peridium,
  10. peridiverticulitis


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