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kerion

[ kîrē-ŏn′ ]
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n.
Fungal infection of the hair follicles accompanied by secondary bacterial infection and marked by raised, usually pus-filled and spongy lesions.
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How to use kerion in a sentence

  • It consists of a flat carbuncular or kerion-like inflammation, somewhat elevated, and usually a dime to silver dollar in area.

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  • Then lower down in Royall street is Kerion lane, of one Kerion sometime dwelling there.

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