[ kahr-buhng-kyuh-ler ]
/ kɑrˈbʌŋ kyə lər /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for carbuncular

  • Menschell states that 44 persons were afflicted with anthrax after eating the flesh of oxen affected with carbuncular fever.

    The Stock-Feeder's Manual|Charles Alexander Cameron
  • Pustular, sometimes furuncular and carbuncular and superficially ulcerative.

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin|Henry Weightman Stelwagon