pan·​nus ˈpan-əs How to pronounce pannus (audio)
plural panni ˈpan-ˌī How to pronounce pannus (audio)
: a vascular tissue causing a superficial opacity of the cornea and occurring especially in trachoma
: a sheet of inflammatory granulation tissue that spreads from the synovial membrane and invades the joint in rheumatoid arthritis ultimately leading to fibrous ankylosis

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“Pannus.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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