|Paget's disease (ˈpædʒɪts)|
|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|
|[C19: named after Sir James Paget (1814--99), British surgeon and pathologist, who described these diseases]|
Paget's disease n.
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.
A breast cancer affecting the areola and nipple.
A skin cancer arising from apocrine sweat glands.