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Inflammation of a vein.
phle·bit′ic (-bĭt′ĭk) adj.
(Pathology) inflammation of a vein
[C19: via New Latin from Greek; see phlebo-, -itis]
inflammation of a vein, often occurring in the legs and involving the formation of a thrombus, characterized by swelling, pain, and change of skin color.
[1815–25; < Greek phleb-, s. of phléps vein + -itis]
phle•bit′ic (-ˈbɪt ɪk) adj.
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|Noun||1.||phlebitis - inflammation of a vein (usually in the legs)|
inflammation, redness, rubor - a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
thrombophlebitis - phlebitis in conjunction with the formation of a blood clot (thrombus)