pannus'

pannus

[pan-uhs]
noun
1.
Pathology.
a.
an abnormal vascular thickening of the cornea.
b.
an ingrowth of synovial material into a joint, as in rheumatoid arthritis.
2.
Meteorology. a group of ragged cloud fragments hanging below a cloud.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin; Latin: piece of cloth, rag (cf. pane)

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pannus (ˈpænəs)
 
n
an inflammatory fleshy lesion on the surface of the eye
 
[C15: from Latin, literally cloth]

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pannus pan·nus (pān'əs)
n. pl. pan·ni (pān'ī)

  1. A membrane of granulation tissue covering the normal surface of the articular cartilages in rheumatoid arthritis.

  2. A membrane of granulation tissue covering the normal surface of the cornea in trachoma.

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