phlebitis

[ fluh-bahy-tis ]
/ fləˈbaɪ tɪs /
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noun Pathology.

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.

Nearby words

  1. phlebectasia,
  2. phlebectomy,
  3. phlebemphraxis,
  4. phlebismus,
  5. phlebitic,
  6. phlebo-,
  7. phleboclysis,
  8. phlebogram,
  9. phlebograph,
  10. phlebography

Origin of phlebitis

From New Latin, dating back to 1815–25; see origin at phleb(o)- -itis

Related formsphle·bit·ic [fluh-bit-ik] /fləˈbɪt ɪk/, adjectivepost·phle·bit·ic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for phlebitis

phlebitis

/ (flɪˈbaɪtɪs) /

noun

inflammation of a vein
Derived Formsphlebitic (flɪˈbɪtɪk), adjective

Word Origin for phlebitis

C19: via New Latin from Greek; see phlebo-, -itis

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Word Origin and History for phlebitis

phlebitis

n.

1820, medical Latin, from phlebo- "vein" + -itis "inflammation."

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Medicine definitions for phlebitis

phlebitis

[ flĭ-bītĭs ]

n.

Inflammation of a vein.
Related formsphle•bitic (-bĭtĭk) adj.


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