phlegmon

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin phlegmōn, phlegmonē (inflammation beneath the skin), from Ancient Greek φλεγμονή (phlegmonḗ, inflammation, fiery heat), from φλέγω (phlégō, burn).

Noun[edit]

phlegmon (plural phlegmons)

  1. A solid mass formed by inflamed connective tissue, such as forms around an appendix in appendicitis.

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