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phlegmon

 [fleg´mon]
diffuse inflammation of the soft or connective tissue due to infection with microaerophilic streptococci. adj., adj phleg´monous.
pancreatic phlegmon a solid, swollen, inflamed mass of pancreatic tissue occurring as a complication of acute pancreatitis.

phleg·mon

(fleg'mŏn),
Spreading inflammation resulting from streptococcal infection that may extend beneath the skin and muscles and may produce pus or gangrene.
[G. phlegmonē, inflamed swelling, fr. phlegma, flame]

phlegmon

/phleg·mon/ (fleg´mon) diffuse inflammation of the soft or connective tissue due to infection.phleg´monous

phlegmon

[fleg′mon]
Etymology: Gk, phlegmone, inflammation
an inflammation of connective tissue.

phleg·mon

(fleg'mon)
Term for an acute suppurative inflammation of the subcutaneous connective tissue.
[G. phlegmonē, inflamed swelling, fr. phlegma, flame]

phlegmon (fleg´mon),

n 1. an intense inflammation spreading through tissue spaces over a large area and without definite limits.
n 2. clinically, a hard, boardlike swelling without gross suppuration. See also cellulitis.

phlegmon

diffuse inflammation of the soft or connective tissue due to infection.

throat phlegmon
see pharyngeal phlegmon.