Sometimes the vessels whose function it is to deposit fat, are increased in action, and wens of no inferior size are formed.
These wens are considered hereditary in some families, and seem thus independent of situation.
My old missy—her name was Missy Myra—was 99 year old and her head was bald as a egg and had wens on it as big as eggs, too.
So the envious neighbour went home weeping, with two wens instead of one.
wens are to be diagnosed from dermoids, from fatty tumours, and from cold abscesses.
One strange practice was common to all executions at Newgate: a number of persons were "rubbed for wens," as it was called.
Again, we have seen that the police used to record the position of wens, tumours, tattoo marks and the like.
Recurrent attacks of inflammation frequently occur, especially in wens of the face and scalp.
wens are elastic lumps, painless and of slow growth, and most readily removed.
The Sumatrans do not appear to attempt any remedy for it, the wens being consistent with the highest health in other respects.
Old English wenn "a wen, wart," a West Germanic word (cf. Middle Low German wene, Dutch wen, dialectal German Wenne) of uncertain origin.
See sebaceous cyst.