Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small blister or vesicle, especially one of multiple blisters caused by a mild burn.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small vesicle.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

New Latin, from Greek phluktaina, blister, from phlūzein, to boil over, variant of phlūein; see bhleu- in Indo-European roots.

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