Phagedena
Phagedena Phag`e*de"na, n. [L. phagedaena, Gr. ?, fr. ? to eat.] (Med.) (a) A canine appetite; bulimia. [Obs.] (b) Spreading, obstinate ulceration. [1913 Webster]

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  • phagedena — or phagedaena [faj΄ə dē′nə] n. [L phagedaenos < Gr phagedaina < phagein, to eat: see PHAGOUS] a rapidly spreading ulcer accompanied by sloughing, or the separation of dead tissue phagedenic [faj΄əden′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • phagedena — phagedenic /faj i den ik, dee nik/, adj. /faj i dee neuh/, n. Pathol. a severe, destructive, eroding ulcer. Also, phagedaena. [1650 60; < NL phagedaena < Gk phagédaina an ulcer, akin to phageîn to eat] * * * …   Universalium

  • phagedena — Obsolete term for an ulcer that rapidly spreads peripherally, destroying the tissues as it increases in size. [G. phagedaina, a canker] p. gangrenosa severe gangrene with sloughing. p. nosocomialis gangrene arising in a hospital from cross… …   Medical dictionary

  • phagedena — phag·e·de·na …   English syllables

  • phagedena — …   Useful english dictionary

  • phagedenic — Obsolete term for relating to or having the characteristics of phagedena. * * * phag·e·de·nic also phag·e·dae·nic den ik, dē nik adj 1) of a lesion being or marked by phagedena 2) of, relating to, or resembling phagedena <the phagedenic form… …   Medical dictionary

  • phag|e|daen|ic — phag|e|den|ic or phag|e|daen|ic «FAJ uh DEHN ihk, DEE nihk», adjective. Medicine. 1. like phagedena. 2. characterized by phagedena. 3. affected with phagedena …   Useful english dictionary

  • phag|e|den|ic — or phag|e|daen|ic «FAJ uh DEHN ihk, DEE nihk», adjective. Medicine. 1. like phagedena. 2. characterized by phagedena. 3. affected with phagedena …   Useful english dictionary

  • Phagedenic — Phag e*den ic, PhagedenicAL Phag e*den ic*AL, a. [L. phagedaenicus, Gr. ?: cf. F. phag[ e]d[ e]nique.] (Med.) Of, like, or pertaining to, phagedena; used in the treatment of phagedena; as, a phagedenic ulcer or medicine. n. A phagedenic medicine …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • PhagedenicAL — Phagedenic Phag e*den ic, PhagedenicAL Phag e*den ic*AL, a. [L. phagedaenicus, Gr. ?: cf. F. phag[ e]d[ e]nique.] (Med.) Of, like, or pertaining to, phagedena; used in the treatment of phagedena; as, a phagedenic ulcer or medicine. n. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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