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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: pan'us, pan'i


  1. The inflammatory synovial tissue found in rheumatoid joints that covers the articular cartilages that progressively destroys the underlying articular cartilages; also found in other chronic granulomatous disease, including tuberculosis.
  2. The cornea in trachoma.

[L. cloth]

See Also: corneal pannus

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