Definition of Pannus

1. n. A very vascular superficial opacity of the cornea, usually caused by granulation of the eyelids.



Definition of Pannus

1. Noun. a hanging flap of skin or other tissue, especially one covering the cornea (in trachoma) or cartilage (in rheumatoid arthritis) ¹

2. Noun. (meteorology) a type of accessory cloud, looking like shreds either attached to, or separated from, the main cloud formation. Mainly associated with nimbostratus, cumulus, and cumulonimbus. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pannus

1. a pathological overgrowth of connective tissue [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Pannus

1. 1. Vascularised granulation tissue rich in fibroblasts, lymphocytes and macrophages, derived from synovial tissue, overgrows the bearing surface of the joint in rheumatoid arthritis and is associated with the breakdown of the articular surface. 2. Granulation tisuue that invades the cornea from the conjunctiva in response to inflammation. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pannus

panniculectomy
panniculitis
panniculus
panniculus carnosus muscle
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pannikin
pannikins
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pannose
pannus (current term)
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pano-
panobacumab
panobinostat
panocha
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panoche
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panodic
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panomphean
panophobia

Literary usage of Pannus

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1. Text-book of Ophthalmology by Ernst Fuchs (1911)
"pannus. 40. pannus consists in the new formation of a tissue resembling ... pannus is to be looked upon as an affection of the conjunctival layer of the ..."

2. A Text-book of the Diseases of the Small Domestic Animals by Oscar Victor Brumley (1921)
"pannus.— Definition.— The formation of new vascular tissue extending over the cornea just underneath the epithelial covering. pannus is not frequent in ..."

3. A Compend of the Diseases of the Eye and Refraction: Including Treatment and by George Milbry Gould, Walter Lytle Pyle (1914)
"pannus. Description.—pannus is a vascular growth of connective tissue on the ... This condition is sometimes called pannus crassus or pannus carnosus. FIG. ..."

4. Diseases of the Eye: A Practical Treatise for Students of Ophthalmology by George Andreas Berry (1893)
"Trachomatous pannus is apparently due to an extension of the granular inflammation from the conjunctiva to the cornea. In many cases, where the granulations ..."

5. A Manual of the Diagnosis and Treatment of the Diseases of the Eye by Edward Jackson (1899)
"Where severe pannus remains after the condition of the lids seems no longer to ... Severe pannus is never followed by perfect recovery, but there may be ..."

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