phagedena

or phag·e·dae·na

[ faj-i-dee-nuh ]
/ ˌfædʒ ɪˈdi nə /

noun Pathology.

a severe, destructive, eroding ulcer.

Nearby words

  1. phaestus,
  2. phaethon,
  3. phaeton,
  4. phage,
  5. phagedaena,
  6. phago-,
  7. phagocyte,
  8. phagocytic,
  9. phagocytic index,
  10. phagocytic pneumonocyte

Origin of phagedena

1650–60; < New Latin phagedaena < Greek phagédaina an ulcer, akin to phageîn to eat

Related formsphag·e·den·ic [faj-i-den-ik, -dee-nik] /ˌfædʒ ɪˈdɛn ɪk, -ˈdi nɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for phagedaena

phagedaena

phagedena

/ (ˌfædʒɪˈdiːnə) /

noun

pathol a rapidly spreading ulcer that destroys tissues as it increases in size

Word Origin for phagedaena

C17: via Latin from Greek, from phagein to eat

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Medicine definitions for phagedaena

phagedena

[ făj′ĭ-dēnə ]

n.

A cutaneous ulcer that rapidly spreads peripherally, destroying tissues as it increases in size.phagedenic ulcer
Related formsphag′e•denic (-dĕnĭk) adj.


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