Definition of phlebitis noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//fləˈbaɪtɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//fləˈbaɪtɪs//
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a condition in which the walls of a vein become sore and swollen Word Origin early 19th cent.: modern Latin, from Greek, from phleps, phleb- ‘vein’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: phlebitis