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phagedaena

phagedena

/ (ˌfædʒɪˈdiːnə) /
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noun
pathol a rapidly spreading ulcer that destroys tissues as it increases in size
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Word Origin for phagedaena

C17: via Latin from Greek, from phagein to eat
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