[fyoo r-uhng-kuh l]
Origin of furuncle
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They are usually vesicular, pustular, or furuncular—that is to say, irritative.
The pyogenic cocci are added factors in the pustular and furuncular cases.
Furuncular or abscess-like formations may develop, usually from secondary infection.
In several cases there has been abundant sweating; and in one there was a very remarkable miliary and furuncular eruption.Parasites
T. Spencer Cobbold
- pathol the technical name for boil 2
C17: from Latin fūrunculus pilferer, petty thief, sore on the body, from fūr thief
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Word Origin and History for furuncular
"a boil," 1670s, from Latin furunculus, "a boil," literally "little thief," diminutive of fur "thief." Related: Furuncular; furunculous.
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