phlyctena

phlyctena

[flik-tee-nuh]
noun, plural phlyctenae [flik-tee-nee] . Pathology.
a small vesicle, blister, or pustule.
Also, phlyctaena.


Origin:
1685–95; < Neo-Latin, variant of phlyctaena < Greek phlýktaina a blister, akin to phlýein, phlýzein to swell, boil over

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phlyctena or phlyctaena (flɪkˈtiːnə)
 
n , pl -nae
pathol a small blister, vesicle, or pustule
 
[C17: via New Latin from Greek phluktaina, from phluzein to swell]
 
phlyctaena or phlyctaena (flɪkˈtiːnə, -niː)
 
n
 
[C17: via New Latin from Greek phluktaina, from phluzein to swell]

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phlyctena phlyc·te·na or phlyc·tae·na (flĭk-tē'nə)
n. pl. phlyc·te·nae (-nē)
A small blister or vesicle, especially one of multiple blisters caused by a mild burn.


phlyc'ten'ar (flĭk'těn'ər) adj.
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