pannus definition

  • noun:
    • a hanging flap of skin or other tissue, specially one since the cornea (in trachoma) or cartilage (in rheumatoid arthritis)
    • a type of accessory cloud, appearing like shreds either attached to, or separated from, the main cloud development. Mainly associated with nimbostratus, cumulus, and cumulonimbus.
    • an extremely vascular shallow opacity associated with cornea, typically caused by granulation of this eyelids.
    • Superficial vascular opacity of cornea.

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