from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as furuncle.
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(_Synonyms: _ Furuncle; Boil.) #Define furunculus.
The same causes are considered to be operative in carbunculus as in furuncle; general debility and depression, from whatever cause, predisposing to its formation, and the introduction of a microbe, probably the same as in furunculus, being at present looked upon as the exciting factor.