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Pag·et's disease(păj′ĭts) or Pag·et disease (-ĭt)
1. A disease, occurring chiefly in old age, in which the bones become enlarged and weakened, often resulting in fracture or deformation. Also called Paget's disease of bone.
2. A rare form of breast cancer involving the areola and nipple and usually associated with underlying ductal carcinoma. Also called Paget's disease of the breast, Paget's disease of the nipple.
[After Sir James Paget.]
1. (Pathology) Also called: osteitis deformans a chronic disease of the bones characterized by inflammation and deformation
2. (Pathology) Also called: Paget's cancer cancer of the nipple and surrounding tissue
[C19: named after Sir James Paget (1814–99), British surgeon and pathologist, who described these diseases]
Pag′et's disease`(ˈpædʒ ɪts)
1. a disease characterized by episodic accelerated bone resorption and growth of abnormal replacement bone.
2. an inflammatory condition of the nipple associated with breast cancer.
[1875–80; after James Paget (1814–99), English surgeon]
A disease that involves the abnormal formation and resorption of bone. Bones become soft, weak, thickened, and deformed.
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|Noun||1.||Paget's disease - a disease of bone occurring in the middle aged and elderly; excessive bone destruction sometimes leading to bone pain and fractures and skeletal deformities|
osteitis - inflammation of a bone as a consequence of infection or trauma or degeneration