Paget's diseasePag·et's disease
- a disease that deforms and weakens bones, in which rapid decalcification is followed by excessive calcification
- a type of cancer usually involving the breast's larger ducts, areola, and nipple
Origin of Paget's diseaseboth after Paget
- A disease, occurring chiefly in old age, in which the bones become enlarged and weakened, often resulting in fracture or deformation.
- A form of breast cancer affecting the areola and nipple.
- A skin cancer arising from apocrine sweat glands.
Origin of Paget's diseaseAfter Sir James Paget.
- (pathology) The bone disease osteitis deformans.
Named after British surgeon James Paget (1814-1899) who was the first to describe this disease.