Definition of pigbel in English:

pigbel

noun

Medicine
  • In Papua New Guinea: necrotizing enterocolitis caused by Clostridium perfringens type C, or occasionally other clostridia; especially that associated with ritual feasts of pork.

Origin

1960s. From Melanesian Pidgin English pigbel from pig + bel: see quot. 1966.

Pronunciation

pigbel

/ˈpɪɡbɛl/