- an inflammatory disease of the hair follicles, characterized by a pustular eruption.
Origin of sycosis
1570–80; < New Latin < Greek sȳ́kōsis, equivalent to sŷk(on) fig + -ōsis -osis
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How is ringworm of the bearded region to be distinguished from eczema and sycosis?Essentials of Diseases of the Skin
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- chronic inflammation of the hair follicles, esp those of the beard, caused by a staphylococcal infection
C16: via New Latin from Greek sukōsis, from sukon fig
- A chronic inflammation of the hair follicles, especially of the beard, characterized by the eruption of pimples and nodules.ficosis
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