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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A suppurative inflammation of the hairfollicles of the scalp.

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  • noun medicine A response condition to a fungal ringworm infection of the hair follicles of the scalp and beard accompanied by secondary bacterial infection, usually presenting itself as raised, spongy lesions.

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  • noun ringworm infection of the hair follicles of the scalp and beard that usually results in a swelling that is covered with pustules and oozes fluid

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