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Medical Term:

perihepatitis

Pronunciation: per'i-hep'a-ti'tis

Definition: Inflammation of the serous, or peritoneal, covering of the liver.

Synonym(s): hepatic capsulitis, hepatitis externa, hepatoperitonitis

[peri- + G. hepar, liver, + -itis, inflammation]

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