Definition of furunculosis in English:

furunculosis

Line breaks: fu|run¦cu|lo¦sis
Pronunciation: /fjʊˌrʌŋkjʊˈləʊsɪs
 
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noun

[mass noun]
1 Medicine The simultaneous or repeated occurrence of boils on the skin.
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  • The differential diagnosis includes furunculosis, infected epidermoid cysts and granulomatous disease.
  • HD is a well known Chinese folk medicine used for the treatment of various diseases including hepatitis, tonsillitis, sore throat, appendicitis, urethral infection, contusions, furunculosis and cancers, etc.
  • Further investigation also confirmed that anal furunculosis is frequently accompanied with IBD.
2A bacterial disease of salmon and trout.
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  • In the meantime, new diseases like furunculosis, infectious pancreatic necrosis, infectious salmon anaemia and cardiomyopathy syndrome are surfacing at regular intervals.
  • Farmed fish contracted antibiotic-resistant strains of furunculosis, a fatal disease that produces ugly skin ulcers; wild salmon that migrated past their pens also contracted the disease.
  • Although A. salmonicida is well known as the causative agent for the disease furunculosis in salmonids, it can also manifest itself with other conditions in non-salmonids.

Origin

late 19th century: from furuncle + -osis.

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