Definitions

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  • adj. Relating to phagedena.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of, like, or pertaining to, phagedena; used in the treatment of phagedena.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to phagedena or to its treatment; of the nature or character of phagedena: as, a. phagedenic ulcer or medicine.
  • n. In medicine, an application that causes the absorption or the death and sloughing of fungous flesh.

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Examples

  • When such an ulcer increases rapidly in size it is termed a phagedenic ulcer.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

  • And if the summer be dry, those diseases soon cease, but if rainy, they are protracted; and there is danger of any sore that there is becoming phagedenic from any cause; and lienteries and dropsies supervene at the conclusion of diseases; for the bowels are not readily dried up.

    On Airs, Waters, And Places

  • These pustules, unless a timely remedy be applied, frequently degenerate into phagedenic ulcers, which prove extremely troublesome. 2 The animals become indisposed, and the secretion of milk is much lessened.

    On Vaccination Against Smallpox

  • These pustules, unless a timely remedy be applied, frequently degenerate into phagedenic ulcers, which prove extremely troublesome.

    On Vaccination Against Smallpox

  • Many parts of his hands on the inside were chapped, and on the middle joint of the thumb of the right hand there was a small phagedenic ulcer, about the size of a large pea, discharging an ichorous fluid.

    On Vaccination Against Smallpox

  • These symptoms, varying in their degrees of violence, generally continue from one day to three or four, leaving ulcerated sores about the hands, which, from the sensibility of the parts, are very troublesome, and commonly heal slowly, frequently becoming phagedenic, like those from whence they sprung.

    On Vaccination Against Smallpox

  • No erysipelas attends them, nor do they shew any phagedenic disposition as in the other case, but quickly terminate in a scab without creating any apparent disorder in the cow.

    On Vaccination Against Smallpox

  • Mrs.H. aged 56, has had very extensive phagedenic ulcerations on the legs and thighs during three years, which began in little red spots and then spread rapidly, destroying the integuments.

    An Essay on the Application of the Lunar Caustic in the Cure of Certain Wounds and Ulcers

  • It may, therefore, remain a question whether the lunar caustic may not still prove useful in phagedenic ulcers of a smaller size.

    An Essay on the Application of the Lunar Caustic in the Cure of Certain Wounds and Ulcers

  • The last case I have to give is one of great interest, as it clearly shows the influence of the lunar caustic in subduing the inflammation surrounding ulcerations, and in promoting the healing process, even in cases of phagedenic ulcer.

    An Essay on the Application of the Lunar Caustic in the Cure of Certain Wounds and Ulcers

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