Definition of phyma in English:

phyma

noun

Medicine
rare
  • A swelling; especially an inflammatory mass. In later use: specifically an area of thickened, nodular skin on the face seen in seen in rosacea.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Banister (1532/3–?1610), surgeon. From classical Latin phȳma swelling, tumour (Celsus) from ancient Greek ϕυματ-, ϕῦμα from ϕύειν to bring forth, make grow + -μα, suffix forming nouns.

Pronunciation

phyma

/ˈfʌɪmə/