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Meaning of FURUNCLE

Pronunciation:  'fyûrungkul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a painful sore with a hard pus-filled core
 

FURUNCLE is a 8 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: boil
 
 See Also: gumboil, staphylococcal infection

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fu"run*cle\, n. [L. furunculus a petty thief, a boil,
dim. of fur thief: cf. F. furoncle.] (Med.)
A superficial, inflammatory tumor, suppurating with a central
core; a boil.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A furuncle is an infection of a hair follicle.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abscess, aposteme, bed sore, blain, bleb, blister, boil, bubo, bulla, bump, bunion, canker, canker sore, carbuncle, chancre, chancroid, chilblain, cold sore, corn, cyst, dilatation, dilation, distension, edema, eschar, felon, fester, festering, fever blister, fistula, furunculus, gathering, gumboil, hemorrhoids, intumescence, kibe, lesion, lump, papula, papule, paronychia, parulis, petechia, piles, pimple, pock, polyp, pustule, rising, scab, sebaceous cyst, soft chancre, sore, stigma, sty, suppuration, swell, swelling, swollenness, tubercle, tumefaction, tumescence, tumidity, tumor, turgescence, turgescency, turgidity, ulcer, ulceration, wale, welt, wen, wheal, whelk, whitlow, wound
 

 

 

 

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