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Pronunciation: per'i-sig'moy-di'tis

Definition: Inflammation of the connective tissues surrounding the sigmoid flexure, giving rise to symptoms, referable to the left iliac fossa, similar to those of perityphlitis in the right iliac fossa.

Synonym(s): pericolitis sinistra

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