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pannus

[pan-uh s] /ˈpæn əs/
noun
1.
Pathology.
  1. an abnormal vascular thickening of the cornea.
  2. 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 of pannus
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin; Latin: piece of cloth, rag (cf. pane)
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pannus

/ˈpænəs/
noun
1.
an inflammatory fleshy lesion on the surface of the eye
Word Origin
C15: from Latin, literally cloth
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pannus in Medicine

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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