Phlyctena - definition of phlyctena by The Free Dictionary
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phlyc·te·na also phlyc·tae·na (flĭk-tē′nə)
n. pl. phlyc·te·nae (-nē)
A small blister or vesicle, especially one of multiple blisters caused by a mild burn.
[New Latin, from Greek phluktaina
, from phlūzein
, to boil over
, variant of phlūein
; see bhleu-
in Indo-European roots
phlyc′ten′ar (flĭk′tĕn′ər) adj.
phlyctena (flɪkˈtiːnə) or
, pl -nae
(Pathology) pathol a small blister, vesicle, or pustule
[C17: via New Latin from Greek phluktaina, from phluzein to swell]
References in periodicals archive
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.