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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.
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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]
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phleg·mon

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