noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek sykōsis, from sykon fig Date: circa 1827 a chronic inflammatory disorder of the hair follicles especially of the bearded part of the face

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  • sycosis — [ sikozis ] n. m. • 1872; sycose 1752; gr. sukôsis « tumeur en forme de figue (sukon) » ♦ Méd. Folliculite suppurée des poils de la barbe et de la moustache, provoquée par des staphylocoques. ● sycosis nom masculin (latin sycosis, du grec sukôsis …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Sycosis — Sy*co sis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? a fig.] (Med.) A pustular eruption upon the scalp, or the beared part of the face, whether due to ringworm, acne, or impetigo. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sycōsis — (gr.), 1) so v.w. Feigmal; 2) so v.w. Augenliderrauhigkeit; 3) S. barbae (S. menti), so v.w. Mentagra …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Sycōsis — Sycōsis, s. Bartsinne …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Sycosis — Sycōsis (grch.), s. Bartsinne …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Sycosis — vgl. Sykose …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • sycosis — [sī kō′sis] n. [ModL < Gr sykōsis < sykon, fig + ōsis, OSIS] a chronic disease of the hair follicles, esp. of the beard, caused by certain staphylococci and characterized by the formation of papules and pustules …   English World dictionary

  • sycosis — (si kô z ) s. f. ou SYCOSIS (si kô zis ), s. m. Terme de médecine. Maladie des follicules pileux caractérisée par l éruption successive de petites pustules acuminées, semblables à celles de la couperose, éparses ou disposées en groupe sur le… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • sycosis — A pustular folliculitis, particularly of the bearded area. [G. sykosis, fr. sykon, fig, + osis, condition] * * * sy·co·sis sī kō səs n, pl sy·co·ses .sēz a chronic inflammatory disease involving the hair follicles esp. of the bearded part of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • sycosis — n. inflammation of the hair follicles caused by infection with Staphylococcus aureus; it commonly affects the beard area (sycosis barbae) of men in their thirties or forties. The infection usually spreads unless treated by applying antibiotic… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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