- Acute inflammation of a gland and the adjacent connective tissue.
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Examples from the Web for phlegmon
I do not much like the term phlegmonous inflammation, because phlegmon alone is inflammation.
What are the Tumours or Impostumes that partake of a Phlegmon?The Compleat Surgeon, or the Whole Art of Surgery Explain'd in a Most Familiar Method</p>
Charles Gabriel Le Clerc
I had a death from diphtheria when a long incision into a phlegmon of the thigh had become diphtheritic.