Meaning of peritonism in English:

peritonism

Pronunciation /?p?r?t?n?z(?)m/

noun

Medicine
  • The signs and symptoms of peritonitis, especially abdominal pain and vomiting; (in later use) such signs and symptoms occurring in the absence of peritoneal infection.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Lancet. From periton- + -ism, after French péritonisme.