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or phlyctaena

[flik-tee-nuh] /flɪkˈti nə/
noun, plural phlyctenae
[flik-tee-nee] /flɪkˈti ni/ (Show IPA).
a small vesicle, blister, or pustule.
Origin of phlyctena
1685-95; < New Latin, variant of phlyctaena < Greek phlýktaina a blister, akin to phlýein, phlýzein to swell, boil over Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for phlyctena


noun (pl) -nae (-niː)
(pathol) a small blister, vesicle, or pustule
Word Origin
C17: via New Latin from Greek phluktaina, from phluzein to swell
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phlyctena in Medicine

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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