phlyctena

phlyctena
phlyc·te·na (flik-teґnə) pl. phlycteґnae [Gr. phlyktaina] 1. a blister made by a burn. 2. a small vesicle containing lymph seen on the conjunctiva in certain conditions. Called also phlycten.

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  • phlyctena — [flik tē′nə] n. pl. phlyctenae [flik tē′nē] [ModL < Gr phlyktaina, a blister < phlyein, bubble up: for IE base see PHLEBO ] a small blister or pustule phlyctenar adj …   English World dictionary

  • phlyctena — /flik tee neuh/, n., pl. phlyctenae / nee/. Pathol. a small vesicle, blister, or pustule. Also, phlyctaena. [1685 95; < NL, var. of phlyctaena < Gk phlýktaina a blister, akin to phlýein, phlýzein to swell, boil over] * * * …   Universalium

  • phlyctena — n. blister, vesicle, cyst …   English contemporary dictionary

  • phlyctena — phlyc·te·na …   English syllables

  • phlyctena — /flɪkˈtinə/ (say flik teenuh) noun (plural phlyctenae /flɪkˈtini/ (say flik teenee)) Pathology a small vesicle, blister, or pustule. Also, phlyctaena. {New Latin, from Greek phlyktaina} …  

  • phlyctena — …   Useful english dictionary

  • phlyctenule — [flik ten′yool] n. 〚ModL phlyctenula: see PHLYCTENA & ULE〛 a small phlyctena phlyctenular adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • phlyctenule — [flik ten′yool] n. [ModL phlyctenula: see PHLYCTENA & ULE] a small phlyctena phlyctenular adj …   English World dictionary

  • phlyctenar — See phlyctena. * * * …   Universalium

  • bhleu- — To swell, well up, overflow. Extension of bhel 2. 1. Possibly Germanic *blaut . bloat, from Old Norse blautr, soft, wet. 2. Extended form *bhleugʷ . fluctuate, fluent, fluid, flume, fluor …   Universalium

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