furunculosis

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

the condition characterized by the presence of boils.

Nearby words

  1. furtwängler,
  2. furtwängler, wilhelm,
  3. furuncle,
  4. furuncular,
  5. furunculoid,
  6. furunculus,
  7. fury,
  8. furze,
  9. fusain,
  10. fusan

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

furunculosis

/ (fjʊˌrʌŋkjʊˈləʊsɪs) /

noun

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

furunculosis

[ fyu-rŭng′kyə-lōsĭs ]

n.

A skin condition characterized by the development of recurring boils.

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