carbuncular

[kahr-buhng-kyuh-ler]
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adjective

of, relating to, or resembling a carbuncle, especially having a carbuncle or a red and inflamed area.

Origin of carbuncular

1730–40; < Latin carbuncul(us) (see carbuncle) + -ar1
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Word Origin and History for carbuncular
adj.

1737, from Latin carbunculus (see carbuncle) + -ar.

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