pectenosis

noun
pec·​te·​no·​sis | \ ˌpek-tə-ˈnō-səs How to pronounce pectenosis (audio) \
plural pectenoses\ -​ˈnō-​ˌsēz How to pronounce pectenoses (audio) \ or pectenosises

Medical Definition of pectenosis

: 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 27 Nov. 2020.

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