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.
- phle·bit·ic [fluh-bit-ik], /fləˈbɪt ɪk/, adjective
- post·phle·bit·ic, adjective
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How to use phlebitis in a sentence
The most common cause of venous thrombosis, however, is inflammation of the wall of the vein—phlebitis.
The infective form usually begins as a peri-phlebitis arising in connection with some focus of infection in the adjacent tissues.
Like other pyogenic infections, it may terminate in pyæmia, as a result of septic phlebitis in the marrow.
phlebitis, or inflammation of a vein, may be plastic or purulent in nature.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry | Maximilian Stern
The clot of suppurative phlebitis cannot be absorbed and cannot organize.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry | Maximilian Stern
British Dictionary definitions for phlebitis
inflammation of a vein
- phlebitic (flɪˈbɪtɪk), adjective
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