- a nodule, swelling, or small, rounded tumor of the skin.
Origin of phyma
1685–95; < Latin < Greek phȳ́ma a swelling, tumor, equivalent to phȳ́(esthai) to grow (akin to phŷlon phylon) + -ma noun suffix denoting result
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The Phyma appears after the same manner as the Phygeton, and suppurates.The Compleat Surgeon, or the Whole Art of Surgery Explain'd in a Most Familiar Method
Charles Gabriel Le Clerc
- A nodule or small rounded tumor of the skin.
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