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Meaning of FURUNCLE

Pronunciation:  'fyûrungkul

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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.
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