Definition of Phlyctena

1. [n -NAE]



Medical Definition of Phlyctena

1. A small vesicle, especially one of a number of small blisters following a first degree burn. Origin: G. Phlyktaina, a blister made by a burn (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phlyctena

phlorizin diabetes
phlorizin glycosuria
phlorizins
phloroglucin
phloroglucinol
phloroglucinol reductase
phloroglucinols
phlorol
phlorols
phlorone
phlox
phlox family
phloxes
phloxine
phloxlike
phlyctena (current term)
phlyctenae
phlyctenar
phlyctenoid
phlyctenosis
phlyctenous
phlyctenula
phlyctenular
phlyctenular conjunctivitis
phlyctenular keratitis
phlyctenular ophthalmia
phlyctenular pannus
phlyctenule
phlyctenulosis
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Literary usage of Phlyctena

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1. A Pocket medical dictionary: Giving the Pronunciation and Definition of the ...by George Milbry Gould by George Milbry Gould (1920)
"An antiseptic and antipyretic derivative of resorcin. phlyctena, flik-te'-nah. A vesicle with serous contents; a blister. ..."

2. A Pocket medical dictionary: Giving the Pronunciation and Definition of the ...by George Milbry Gould by George Milbry Gould (1911)
"Resembling phlyctena. ¡nula, flik-teri'-u-lah. ... A phlyctena. » Disease'. Chronic fibrous mastitis, characterized by the ^ce of multiple fibrous nodules ..."

3. Baltimore Medical and Surgical Journal and Review edited by Eli Geddings (1834)
"The next day, the punctures were painful, and surrounded with areolar redness; in the evening, a pointed transparent phlyctena appeared in the centre of ..."

4. The Principles of Surgery by James Miller (1856)
"... cutis not only at the elevated spot, but all around; and that, consequently, the phlyctena may be made to slide from place to place, by slight pressure. ..."

5. Emergency Surgery by John William Sluss (1917)
"Opening a purulent phlyctena or "run a round." (Veau. ... Begin by pricking the phlyctena with the point of the bistoury, ..."

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