Definition of phlyctenule in English:

phlyctenule

(also phlyctenula)

noun

Medicine
  • A small phlyctena; specifically (Ophthalmology) a small vesicle or nodule of the conjunctiva or cornea, seen as a delayed hypersensitivity reaction, especially to tubercular or staphylococcal antigens.

Origin

Early 19th century. From scientific Latin phlyctenula from classical Latin phlyctaena + -ula.

Pronunciation

phlyctenule

/ˈflɪktənjuːl//flɪkˈtiːnjuːl/