pannus


pannus

noun

  1. Pathology.
    1. an abnormal vascular thickening of the cornea.
    2. an ingrowth of synovial material into a joint, as in rheumatoid arthritis.
  2. Meteorology. a group of ragged cloud fragments hanging below a cloud.

noun

  1. an inflammatory fleshy lesion on the surface of the eye

n. pl. pan•ni (pănī)

  1. A membrane of granulation tissue covering the normal surface of the articular cartilages in rheumatoid arthritis.
  2. A membrane of granulation tissue covering the normal surface of the cornea in trachoma.

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