phlyctena

or phlyc·tae·na

[flik-tee-nuh]

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

a small vesicle, blister, or pustule.

Nearby words

  1. phlorizin,
  2. phloroglucinol,
  3. phlox,
  4. phlox family,
  5. phls,
  6. phlyctenoid,
  7. phlyctenula,
  8. phlyctenular keratitis,
  9. phlyctenule,
  10. phlyctenulosis

Origin of phlyctena

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

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019


British Dictionary definitions for phlyctena

phlyctena

phlyctaena

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

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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 formsphlycten′ar (flĭktĕn′ər) adj.


The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.