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pyopneumoperitonitis

Pronunciation: pi'o-nu'mo-per'i-to-ni'tis

Definition: Peritonitis with gas-forming organisms or with gas introduced from a ruptured bowel.

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

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