Obsolete term for inflammation of the peritoneum with thickening of the membrane. SYN: productive peritonitis. [pachy- + peritonitis]

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pachy·peri·to·ni·tis (pak″e-per″ĭ-to-niґtis) sclerosing peritonitis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • παχυπεριτονίτιδα — η ιατρ. περιτονίτιδα που καταλήγει σε πάχυνση τού περιτοναίου. [ΕΤΥΜΟΛ. Αντιδάνεια λ., πρβλ. αγγλ. pachyperitonitis < παχυ * + περιτονίτις / ίτιδα*] …   Dictionary of Greek

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