[fleg-uh-thon, flej-] /ˈflɛg əˌθɒn, ˈflɛdʒ-/
Also called Pyriphlegethon. Classical Mythology. a river of fire, one of five rivers surrounding Hades.
(often lowercase) a stream of fire or fiery light.
(Greek myth) a river of fire in Hades
[flem] /flɛm/ noun 1. the thick mucus secreted in the respiratory passages and discharged through the mouth, especially that occurring in the lungs and throat passages, as during a cold. 2. one of the four elemental bodily humors of medieval physiology, regarded as causing sluggishness or apathy. 3. sluggishness, indifference, or apathy. 4. self-possession, calmness, […]
phlegmasia phleg·ma·sia (flěg-mā’zhə, -zē-ə) n. Inflammation, especially when acute and severe.
- Phlegmasia alba dolens
phlegmasia alba dolens phlegmasia al·ba do·lens (āl’bə dō’lěnz’) n. See milk leg.
- Phlegmasia cerulea dolens
phlegmasia cerulea dolens phlegmasia ce·ru·le·a do·lens (sə-rōō’lē-ə dō’lěnz’) n. Thrombosis of the veins of a limb characterized by sudden severe pain, swelling, cyanosis, and edema, followed by circulatory collapse and shock.