An accumulation of pus in the peritoneal cavity. SYN: pyocelia. [G. pyon, pus]

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pyo·peri·to·ne·um (pi″o-per″ĭ-to-neґəm) [pyo- + peritoneum] pus in the peritoneal cavity.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • pyocelia — SYN: pyoperitoneum. [pyo + G. koilia, a cavity] * * * pyo·ce·lia (pi″o seґle ə) [pyo + celi + ia] pus in the abdominal cavity …   Medical dictionary

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