Medical Dictionary

pannus

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noun pan·nus \ˈpan-əs\

Medical Definition of pannus

plural

panni

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  1. 1:  a vascular tissue causing a superficial opacity of the cornea and occurring especially in trachoma

  2. 2:  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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