pectenosis

noun

pec·​te·​no·​sis ˌpek-tə-ˈnō-səs How to pronounce pectenosis (audio)
plural pectenoses -ˈnō-ˌsēz How to pronounce pectenosis (audio) or pectenosises
: a condition that affects the middle third of the anal canal and is characterized by the formation of a thick hardened ring of fibrous tissue with resulting stenosis and contracture

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“Pectenosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pectenosis. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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