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phagedena

or phag·e·dae·na

[ faj-i-dee-nuh ]

noun

, Pathology.
  1. a severe, destructive, eroding ulcer.


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Other Words From

  • phag·e·den·ic [faj-i-, den, -ik, -, dee, -nik], adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of phagedena1

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

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Example Sentences

Its primary symptoms are, a simple ulcer without induration, without elevated edges, and without phagedena.

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