Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A skin condition characterized by the development of recurring boils.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The presence of furuncles or boils.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, the morbid state characterized by the presence of furuncles or boils.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. acute skin disease characterized by the presence of many furuncles

Etymologies

Latin fūrunculus, furuncle; see furuncle + -osis.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
furuncle +‎ -osis (Wiktionary)

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