pannus

[ pan-uh s ]
/ ˈpæn əs /

noun

Pathology.
  1. an abnormal vascular thickening of the cornea.
  2. an ingrowth of synovial material into a joint, as in rheumatoid arthritis.
Meteorology. a group of ragged cloud fragments hanging below a cloud.

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Origin of pannus

1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin; Latin: piece of cloth, rag (cf. pane)
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British Dictionary definitions for pannus

pannus
/ (ˈpænəs) /

noun

an inflammatory fleshy lesion on the surface of the eye

Word Origin for pannus

C15: from Latin, literally cloth
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Medical definitions for pannus

pannus
[ pănəs ]

n. pl. pan•ni (pănī)

A membrane of granulation tissue covering the normal surface of the articular cartilages in rheumatoid arthritis.
A membrane of granulation tissue covering the normal surface of the cornea in trachoma.
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