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blain

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noun \ˈblān\

Definition of blain

  1. :  an inflammatory swelling or sore



Origin and Etymology of blain

Middle English, from Old English blegen; akin to Middle Low German bleine blain, Old English blāwan to blow


First Known Use: before 12th century


Medical Dictionary

blain

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noun \ˈblān\

Medical Definition of blain

  1. :  an inflammatory swelling or sore




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