pyopneumoperitonitis

[pī′ō-nōō′mō-pĕr′ĭ-tn-ītĭs]

n.

Suppurative peritonitis accompanied by gas produced by gas-forming microorganisms or introduced from a ruptured bowel.

Nearby words

  1. pyophysometra,
  2. pyopneumocholecystitis,
  3. pyopneumohepatitis,
  4. pyopneumopericardium,
  5. pyopneumoperitoneum,
  6. pyopneumothorax,
  7. pyopoiesis,
  8. pyopoietic,
  9. pyoptysis,
  10. pyopyelectasis


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