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panniculitis

noun pan·nic·u·li·tis \ pə-ˌnik-yə-ˈlīt-əs \

medical Definition of panniculitis

1 :inflammation of the subcutaneous layer of fat
2 :a syndrome characterized by recurring fever and usually painful inflammatory and necrotic nodules in the subcutaneous tissues especially of the thighs, abdomen, or buttocks called also relapsing febrile nodular nonsuppurative panniculitis, Weber-Christian disease

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