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Definition: 'Phlegmon'

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phlegmon

Type: Term

Pronunciation: fleg′mŏn

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

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