- Acute suppurative inflammation affecting the subcutaneous connective tissue.
Examples from the Web for phlegmon
Historical Examples of phlegmon
I do not much like the term phlegmonous inflammation, because phlegmon alone is inflammation.
What are the Tumours or Impostumes that partake of a Phlegmon?The Compleat Surgeon, or the Whole Art of Surgery Explain'd in a Most Familiar Method
Charles Gabriel Le Clerc
I had a death from diphtheria when a long incision into a phlegmon of the thigh had become diphtheritic.