phlyctena

or phlyc·tae·na

[ flik-tee-nuh ]
/ flɪkˈti nə /

noun, plural phlyc·te·nae [flik-tee-nee] /flɪkˈti ni/. Pathology.

a small vesicle, blister, or pustule.

Origin of phlyctena

1685–95; < New Latin, variant of phlyctaena < Greek phlýktaina a blister, akin to phlýein, phlýzein to swell, boil over
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British Dictionary definitions for phlyctena

phlyctena

phlyctaena

/ (flɪkˈtiːnə) /

noun plural -nae (-niː)

pathol a small blister, vesicle, or pustule

Word Origin for phlyctena

C17: via New Latin from Greek phluktaina, from phluzein to swell
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Medicine definitions for phlyctena

phlyctena


n. pl. phlyc•te•nae (-nē)

A small blister or vesicle, especially one of multiple blisters caused by a mild burn.

Related forms

phlycten′ar (flĭktĕn′ər) adj.
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