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Pronunciation: pi'o-nu'mo-ko'le-sis-ti'tis

Definition: Combination of pus and gas in an inflamed gallbladder caused by gas-producing organisms or by the entry of air from the duodenum through the biliary tree.

[pyo- + G. pneuma, air, + cholecystitis]

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