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phagedena

[faj-i-dee-nuh] /ˌfædʒ ɪˈdi nə/
noun, Pathology
1.
a severe, destructive, eroding ulcer.
Also, phagedaena.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < New Latin phagedaena < Greek phagédaina an ulcer, akin to phageîn to eat
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phagedenic
[faj-i-den-ik, -dee-nik] /ˌfædʒ ɪˈdɛn ɪk, -ˈdi nɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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phagedenic in Medicine

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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