kerion

[ kîrē-ŏn′ ]

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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Example sentences from the Web for kerion

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