Friday, October 30, 2009


pannus \ˈpan- əs\ noun: 1. a hanging flap of tissue, 2. a growth of blood vessels in the normally avascular cornea of the eye

Etymology: Latin pannus cloth, garment

When involving the abdomen, a pannus is called a panniculus and consists of skin and fat. It can be the result of obesity, weight loss or pregnancy.

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