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)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Phlyctena
Literary usage of Phlyctena
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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, ..."