[ faj-i-dee-nuh ]
/ ˌfædʒ ɪˈdi nə /
a severe, destructive, eroding ulcer.
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Origin of phagedena
1650–60; <New Latin phagedaena<Greek phagédaina an ulcer, akin to phageîn to eat
OTHER WORDS FROM phagedenaphag·e·den·ic [faj-i-den-ik, -dee-nik], /ˌfædʒ ɪˈdɛn ɪk, -ˈdi nɪk/, adjective
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Medical definitions for phagedena
[ făj′ĭ-dē′nə ]
A cutaneous ulcer that rapidly spreads peripherally, destroying tissues as it increases in size.phagedenic ulcer
Other words from phagedenaphag′e•den′ic (-dĕn′ĭk) adj.
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