- furtwängler, wilhelm,
Origin of furuncle
Examples from the Web for furuncle
After incision, the contents of the furuncle are rapidly scooped out with the curette (Fig. 178, A).
Another method is to transfix the furuncle by passing the knife through its base and making it cut outwards through the skin.
It is then quickly withdrawn, at the same time incising the furuncle freely down to its base.
Word Origin for furuncle
"a boil," 1670s, from Latin furunculus, "a boil," literally "little thief," diminutive of fur "thief." Related: Furuncular; furunculous.