Peritonitis with gas-forming organisms or with gas introduced from a ruptured bowel. [pyo- + G. pneuma, air, + peritonitis]

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pyo·pneu·mo·peri·to·ni·tis (pi″o-noo″mo-per″ĭ-to-niґtis) [pyo- + pneumo- + peritonitis] peritonitis with pus and gas in the peritoneal cavity.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • pyopneumo- — combining form Etymology: New Latin, from py + pneum : containing or characterized by the presence of both pus and gas pyopneumocyst pyopneumoperitonitis …   Useful english dictionary

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