phlegmon phleg·mon (flěg'mŏn')
Acute suppurative inflammation affecting the subcutaneous connective tissue.
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?
I had a death from diphtheria when a long incision into a phlegmon of the thigh had become diphtheritic.