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Paget's disease

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noun Pag·et's disease \ˈpa-jəts-\

Definition of Paget's disease

  1. 1 :  a rare form of breast cancer initially manifested as a scaly red rash on the nipple and areola

  2. 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


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Paget's disease

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noun Pag·et's disease \ˌpaj-əts-\

Medical Definition of Paget's disease

  1. 1:  a rare form of breast cancer initially manifested as a scaly red rash on the nipple and areola

  2. 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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