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furunculosis

[fyoo-ruhng-kyuh-loh-sis]
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noun Pathology.
  1. the condition characterized by the presence of boils.
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Origin of furunculosis

1885–90; < Latin fūruncul(us) (see furuncle) + -osis
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  • When occurring in crops (furunculosis) the affection is often rebellious; recovery, however, finally resulting.

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin

    Henry Weightman Stelwagon


British Dictionary definitions for furunculosis

furunculosis

noun
  1. a skin condition characterized by the presence of multiple boils
  2. an infectious ulcerative disease of salmon and trout caused by the bacterium Aeromonas salmonicida
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furunculosis in Medicine

furunculosis

(fyu-rŭng′kyə-lōsĭs)
n.
  1. A skin condition characterized by the development of recurring boils.
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