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also phlyc·tae·na (flĭk-tē′nə)
n. pl. phlyc·te·nae (-nē) also phlyc·tae·nae
A small blister or vesicle, especially one of multiple blisters caused by a mild burn.

[New Latin, from Greek phluktaina, blister, from phlūzein, to boil over, variant of phlūein; see bhleu- in Indo-European roots.]

phlyc′ten′ar (flĭk′tĕn′ər) adj.


(flɪkˈtiːnə) or


n, pl -nae (-niː)
(Pathology) pathol a small blister, vesicle, or pustule
[C17: via New Latin from Greek phluktaina, from phluzein to swell]
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Her left inguinal fossa demonstrated an important hematoma extending to the left flank (resulting from the various falls) that was in the process of abscessation with phlyctena and a local smell of necrosis.
Three (15%) women mentioned itching on the hands, in which one (5%) associated the change with the use of the gloves due to the contact with the talcum powder found inside them and the other two women (10%), did not indicate a reason, only referring the presence of erythema for one and phlyctena for the other.