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Paget's disease

noun
1.
Pathology. a chronic disease characterized by episodic accelerated bone resorption and growth of abnormal replacement bone, causing bone pain, deformation, fractures, and osteosarcoma; osteitis deformans.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; named after Sir James Paget, who described it
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Paget's disease

/ˈpædʒɪts/
noun
1.
Also called osteitis deformans. a chronic disease of the bones characterized by inflammation and deformation
2.
Also called Paget's cancer. cancer of the nipple and surrounding tissue
Word Origin
C19: named after Sir James Paget (1814–99), British surgeon and pathologist, who described these diseases
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paget's dis ease in Medicine

Paget's disease n.

  1. A disease, occurring chiefly in old age, in which the bones become enlarged and weakened, often resulting in fracture or deformation. Also called osteitis deformans.

  2. A breast cancer affecting the areola and nipple.

  3. A skin cancer arising from apocrine sweat glands.

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paget's dis ease in Science
Paget's disease
  (pāj'ĭts)   
  1. A disease, occurring chiefly in the elderly, in which the bones become enlarged and weakened, often resulting in fracture or deformity.

  2. A breast cancer manifested by inflammatory changes of the nipple and surrounding skin.


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