[ fyoo-ruhng-kyuh-loh-sis ]
/ fyʊˌrʌŋ kyəˈloʊ sɪs /

noun Pathology.

the condition characterized by the presence of boils.

Origin of furunculosis

1885–90; < Latin fūruncul(us) (see furuncle) + -osis
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Examples from the Web for furunculosis

  • When occurring in crops (furunculosis) the affection is often rebellious; recovery, however, finally resulting.

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin|Henry Weightman Stelwagon

British Dictionary definitions for furunculosis


/ (fjʊˌrʌŋkjʊˈləʊsɪs) /


a skin condition characterized by the presence of multiple boils
an infectious ulcerative disease of salmon and trout caused by the bacterium Aeromonas salmonicida
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Medicine definitions for furunculosis


[ fyu-rŭng′kyə-lōsĭs ]


A skin condition characterized by the development of recurring boils.
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