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- n. A solid mass formed by inflamed connective tissue, such as forms around an appendix in appendicitis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Purulent inflammation of the cellular or areolar tissue.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology
- n. Inflammation.
- n. Inflammation of the connective tissue, especially the subcutaneous connective tissue, usually suppurative.
Latin phlegmone, phlegmon, inflammation beneath the skin, from Ancient Greek. (Wiktionary)