- 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.
* * *li·ni·tis (lĭ-niґtis) [Gr. linon thread + -itis] inflammation of the gastric cellular tissue.
Medical dictionary. 2011.