Origin of furuncle
Related Words for furuncleblister, blemish, lump, acne, abscess, sore, welt, ulcer, cyst, pimple, zit, carbuncle, spot, bump, excrescence, boil, inflammation, whitehead, hickey, 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It is then quickly withdrawn, at the same time incising the furuncle freely down to its base.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.
Word Origin for furuncle
"a boil," 1670s, from Latin furunculus, "a boil," literally "little thief," diminutive of fur "thief." Related: Furuncular; furunculous.