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noun Pathology.
  1. 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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  • How is ringworm of the bearded region to be distinguished from eczema and sycosis?

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin

    Henry Weightman Stelwagon

British Dictionary definitions for sycosis


  1. chronic inflammation of the hair follicles, esp those of the beard, caused by a staphylococcal infection
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Word Origin for sycosis

C16: via New Latin from Greek sukōsis, from sukon fig
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sycosis in Medicine


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