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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: per'e-an-ji'tis

Definition: Inflammation of the adventitia of a blood vessel or a lymphatic vessel or of the tissues surrounding it.

Synonym(s): perivasculitis

[peri- + G. angeion, a vessel, + -itis, inflammation]

See Also: periarteritis, periphlebitis, perilymphangitis

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