linitis


linitis
Inflammation of cellular tissue, specifically of the perivascular tissue of the stomach. [G. linon, flax, linen cloth, + -itis, inflammation]
- l. plastica originally believed to be an inflammatory condition, but now recognized to be due to infiltrating scirrhous carcinoma causing extensive thickening of the wall of the stomach; often called leather-bottle stomach.

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li·ni·tis (lĭ-niґtis) [Gr. linon thread + -itis] inflammation of the gastric cellular tissue.

Medical dictionary. 2011.