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n 1  :  inflammation of the subcutaneous layer of fat  2  :  a syndrome characterized by recurring fever and usu. painful inflammatory and necrotic nodules in the subcutaneous tissues esp. of the thighs, abdomen, or buttocks - called also relapsing febrile nodular nonsuppurative panniculitis , Weber-Christian disease  .

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