Pathology. a benign encysted tumor of the skin, especially on the scalp, containing sebaceous matter; a sebaceous cyst.
British. a large, crowded city or a crowded urban district: London is the great wen of England.
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Other definitions for wen (2 of 2)
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How to use wen in a sentence
Wens are elastic lumps, painless and of slow growth, and most readily removed.
So you see there creatures with unset broken limbs, with hoofs eighteen inches long, and monstrous wens.Beast and Man in India | John Lockwood Kipling
Recurrent attacks of inflammation frequently occur, especially in wens of the face and scalp.Manual of Surgery | Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
The Sumatrans do not appear to attempt any remedy for it, the wens being consistent with the highest health in other respects.The History of Sumatra | William Marsden
Sometimes the vessels whose function it is to deposit fat, are increased in action, and wens of no inferior size are formed.A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition) | Calvin Cutter
British Dictionary definitions for wen (1 of 2)
pathol a sebaceous cyst, esp one occurring on the scalp
a large overcrowded city (esp London in the phrase the great wen)
British Dictionary definitions for wen (2 of 2)
a rune having the sound of Modern English w
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