periarteritis [per-ee-ahr-tuh-rahy-tis] Word Origin noun Pathology.

  1. inflammation of the outer coat and tissues surrounding an artery.

Origin of periarteritis From New Latin, dating back to 1875–80; see origin at peri-, arteritis periarteritis in Medicine periarteritis [pĕr′ē-är′tə-rī′tĭs] n.

  1. Inflammation of the outer coat of an artery.

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