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sycosis

División en sílabas: sy·co·sis
Pronunciación: /sīˈkōsis
 
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Definición de sycosis en inglés:

sustantivo

Inflammation of the hair follicles in the bearded part of the face, caused by bacterial infection.
Example sentences
  • The following case is an example of a person with an inherited case of sycosis that was activated by the suppression of a chlamydia infection rather than by a new infection of gonococcus.
  • The course of sycosis is chronic; it is marked by exacerbations and remissions.
  • The possibility of a herpetic sycosis of the beard must be considered in the case of non-response to antibiotic or antifungal treatment.

Origen

late 16th century (originally denoting any fig-shaped skin ulcer): modern Latin, from Greek sukōsis, from sukon 'fig'.

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