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[fluh-bahy-tis] /fləˈbaɪ tɪs/

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.
inflammation of a vein

1820, medical Latin, from phlebo- “vein” + -itis “inflammation.”

phlebitis phle·bi·tis (flĭ-bī’tĭs)
Inflammation of a vein.
phle·bit’ic (-bĭt’ĭk) adj.


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