Paget's disease


Pag·et's disease

noun \ˈpa-jəts-\

Definition of PAGET'S DISEASE

1
:  a rare form of breast cancer initially manifested as a scaly red rash on the nipple and areola
2
:  a chronic disease in which the bones become enlarged, weak, and deformed

Origin of PAGET'S DISEASE

Sir James Paget †1899 English surgeon
First Known Use: 1880

Pag·et's disease

noun \ˌpaj-əts-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PAGET'S DISEASE

1
: a rare form of breast cancer initially manifested as a scaly red rash on the nipple and areola
2
: a chronic disease of bones characterized by their great enlargement and rarefaction with bowing of the long bones and deformation of the flat bones—called also osteitis deformans, osteodystrophia deformans

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