Origin of phagedenaClassical Latin phagedaenos from Classical Greek phagedaina from phagein, to eat: see -phagous
(countable and uncountable, plural phagedenas)
- (medicine, obsolete) Spreading, obstinate ulceration.
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Latin phagedaena, from Ancient Greek [script?].