[fyoo r-uhng-kuh l]
Origin of furuncle
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From furuncle, abscess, and sebaceous, fatty and fibroid tumors.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin
Henry Weightman Stelwagon
After incision, the contents of the furuncle are rapidly scooped out with the curette (Fig. 178, A).
It is then quickly withdrawn, at the same time incising the furuncle freely down to its base.
Another method is to transfix the furuncle by passing the knife through its base and making it cut outwards through the skin.
- pathol the technical name for boil 2
C17: from Latin fūrunculus pilferer, petty thief, sore on the body, from fūr thief
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Word Origin and History for furuncle
"a boil," 1670s, from Latin furunculus, "a boil," literally "little thief," diminutive of fur "thief." Related: Furuncular; furunculous.
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