phagedena

or phag·e·dae·na

[ faj-i-dee-nuh ]
/ ˌfædʒ ɪˈdi nə /

noun Pathology.

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 phagedena

phag·e·den·ic [faj-i-den-ik, -dee-nik], /ˌfædʒ ɪˈdɛn ɪk, -ˈdi nɪk/, adjective
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Medical definitions for phagedena

phagedena
[ făj′ĭ-dēnə ]

n.

A cutaneous ulcer that rapidly spreads peripherally, destroying tissues as it increases in size.phagedenic ulcer

Other words from phagedena

phag′e•denic (-dĕnĭk) adj.
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