Definition of pylephlebitis in English:

pylephlebitis

noun

  • Inflammation of the portal vein or its branches.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Robley Dunglison (1798–1869), physician and medical writer. From post-classical Latin pylephlebitis from Hellenistic Greek πύλη portal vein, specifically use of ancient Greek πύλη gate, orifice + post-classical Latin phlebitis.

Pronunciation

pylephlebitis

/ˌpʌɪlɪflɪˈbʌɪtɪs/