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sycosis

[ sahy-koh-sis ]
/ saɪˈkoʊ sɪs /
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noun Pathology.
an inflammatory disease of the hair follicles, characterized by a pustular eruption.
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Origin of sycosis

1570–80; <New Latin <Greek sȳ́kōsis, equivalent to sŷk(on) fig + -ōsis-osis
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British Dictionary definitions for sycosis

sycosis
/ (saɪˈkəʊsɪs) /

noun
chronic inflammation of the hair follicles, esp those of the beard, caused by a staphylococcal infection

Word Origin for sycosis

C16: via New Latin from Greek sukōsis, from sukon fig
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Medical definitions for sycosis

sycosis
[ sī-kōsĭs ]

n.
A chronic inflammation of the hair follicles, especially of the beard, characterized by the eruption of pimples and nodules.ficosis
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