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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.
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Origin of phlebitis

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

OTHER WORDS FROM phlebitis

phle·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 forms of phlebitis

phlebitic (flɪˈbɪtɪk), adjective

Word Origin for phlebitis

C19: via New Latin from Greek; see phlebo-, -itis
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Medical definitions for phlebitis

phlebitis
[ flĭ-bītĭs ]

n.
Inflammation of a vein.

Other words from phlebitis

phle•bitic (-bĭtĭk) adj.
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