phagedena

phagedena

[faj-i-dee-nuh]
noun Pathology.
a severe, destructive, eroding ulcer.
Also, phagedaena.


Origin:
1650–60; < Neo-Latin phagedaena < Greek phagédaina an ulcer, akin to phageîn to eat

phagedenic [faj-i-den-ik, -dee-nik] , adjective
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phagedaena or phagedena (ˌfædʒɪˈdiːnə)
 
n
pathol a rapidly spreading ulcer that destroys tissues as it increases in size
 
[C17: via Latin from Greek, from phagein to eat]
 
phagedena or phagedena
 
n
 
[C17: via Latin from Greek, from phagein to eat]

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phagedena phag·e·de·na (fāj'ĭ-dē'nə)
n.
A cutaneous ulcer that rapidly spreads peripherally, destroying tissues as it increases in size. Also called phagedenic ulcer.


phag'e·den'ic (-děn'ĭk) adj.
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