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furunculosis

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

the condition characterized by the presence of boils.

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Origin of furunculosis

1885–90; <Latin fūruncul(us) (see furuncle) + -osis

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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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Medical definitions for furunculosis

furunculosis
[ fyu-rŭng′kyə-lōsĭs ]

n.

A skin condition characterized by the development of recurring boils.
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