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Pronunciation: pol'e-ser'o-si'tis

Definition: Chronic inflammation with effusions in several serous cavities; can result in fibrous thickening of the serosa, including constrictive pericarditis.

Synonym(s): Bamberger disease2, Concato disease, multiple serositis

[poly- + L. serum, serum, + G. -itis, inflammation]

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