[ sahy-koh-sis ]
/ saɪˈkoʊ sɪs /

noun Pathology.

an inflammatory disease of the hair follicles, characterized by a pustular eruption.

Origin of sycosis

1570–80; < New Latin < Greek sȳ́kōsis, equivalent to sŷk(on) fig + -ōsis -osis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for sycosis


/ (saɪˈkəʊsɪs) /


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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Medicine definitions for sycosis


[ sī-kōsĭs ]


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