- 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.
Origin of phlebitis
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My poor Gurard, who had helped me to tend my sister, was in bed ill with phlebitis.My Double Life
A few cases of phlebitis have been reported as occasioned by its use.The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines
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Phlebitis, or inflammation of a vein, may be plastic or purulent in nature.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
In phlebitis the latter are found in the endothelium and in the sheaths of the veins.
With the onset of the phlebitis the discharge from the ear stops; there is severe pain in the ear and violent headache.
- inflammation of a vein
C19: via New Latin from Greek; see phlebo-, -itis
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Word Origin and History for phlebitis
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- Inflammation of a vein.
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