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pannus

[pan-uh s]
noun
  1. Pathology.
    1. an abnormal vascular thickening of the cornea.
    2. an ingrowth of synovial material into a joint, as in rheumatoid arthritis.
  2. 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

noun
  1. an inflammatory fleshy lesion on the surface of the eye
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Word Origin for pannus

C15: from Latin, literally cloth
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pannus in Medicine

pannus

(pănəs)
n. pl. pan•ni (pănī)
  1. A membrane of granulation tissue covering the normal surface of the articular cartilages in rheumatoid arthritis.
  2. A membrane of granulation tissue covering the normal surface of the cornea in trachoma.
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