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