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phlegmon

Pronunciation: fleg'mon

Definition: Spreading inflammation resulting from streptococcal infection that may extend beneath the skin and muscles and may produce pus or gangrene.

[G. phlegmone, inflamed swelling, fr. phlegma, flame]

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