Phlyctena



[flik-tee-nuh] /flɪkˈti nə/

noun, plural phlyctenae
[flik-tee-nee] /flɪkˈti ni/ (Show IPA). Pathology.
1.
a small vesicle, blister, or pustule.
/flɪkˈtiːnə/
noun (pl) -nae (-niː)
1.
(pathol) a small blister, vesicle, or pustule

phlyctena phlyc·te·na or phlyc·tae·na (flĭk-tē’nə)
n. pl. phlyc·te·nae (-nē)
A small blister or vesicle, especially one of multiple blisters caused by a mild burn.
phlyc’ten’ar (flĭk’těn’ər) adj.

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