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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.


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Latin phlegmone, phlegmon, inflammation beneath the skin, from Ancient Greek.


  • In all these fevers the part inflamed is called a phlegmon, and by its violent actions excites so much pain, that is, so much of the sensorial power of sensation, as to produce more violent actions, and inflammation, throughout the whole system.

    Zoonomia, Vol. II Or, the Laws of Organic Life

  • It inay ariie, I iayt in confe - qaence of a general plenitade, when the fluid it ibrced into theexter* aal flciii rather than into any internal part, and then it ia called a phlegmon or abfcefs.

    The Monthly Review

  • Winter, Cyril, 966, has been treated for the past week for an infection in his right hand which has now developed a species of phlegmon which looks extremely bad.

    Work Camp 10049 GW

  • According to the interim results of the study into 4,915 cases, conducted through doctors who prescribed the drug, heavy side effects such as severe fever, pneumonia and phlegmon were found in 221 cases, the Chugai spokesman said.

    Roche Partner Discloses Drug Risks

  • He died on January 29th of a phlegmon of the pharynx that had turned into an abscess and led to toxaemia.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • I do not much like the term phlegmonous inflammation, because phlegmon alone is inflammation.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 10, No. 274, September 22, 1827

  • _ -- While the occurrence of deep suppuration or septic phlegmon was rare, local suppuration of the apertures of entry and exit was seen in a considerable proportion of the wounds.

    Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900 Being Mainly a Clinical Study of the Nature and Effects of Injuries Produced by Bullets of Small Calibre

  • Whether there existed a psoic phlegmon due to metastatic infection or necrosis of a part of a lumber or dorsal vertebra is a matter for speculation.

    Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1

  • Here we were dealing with a well known and familiar phenomenon; if this occurs in the peritoneum the effects are particularly well marked; similarly as in the case of a phlegmon which rapidly disappears with the discharge of pus even although the inflammation extend beyond the pus focus, the symptoms of diffuse peritonitis promptly disappeared after the rupture.


  • And, that this circumstance exists in respect to infectious matter appears from a known fact; that nurses, who have had the small-pox, are liable to experience small ulcers on their arms by the contact of variolous matter in lifting their patients; and that when patients, who have formerly had the small-pox have been inoculated in the arm, a phlegmon, or inflamed sore, has succeeded, but no subsequent fever.

    Zoonomia, Vol. I Or, the Laws of Organic Life


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  • 1. A spreading, diffuse inflammatory reaction to infection with microaerophilic streptococci, that forms a suppurative or gangrenous and undermining lesion that may extend into deep subcutaneous tissues and muscles, creating multiple small pockets of pus.

    2. A solid, swollen, inflamed mass of pancreatic tissue occurring as a compilation of acute pancreatitis, which may subside spontaneously or become secondarily infected and develop into an abscess.

    3. An inflammatory tumor, a boil or carbuncle; inflammation; especially, of the cellular tissue, tending to or producing suppuration (formation of pus); an acute local inflammation with marked redness and swelling.

    July 10, 2008