Furuncle

  • 1 Furuncle — 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. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 furuncle — a boil, 1670s, from L. furunculus, a boil, lit. “little thief,” dim. of fur “thief.” Related: Furuncular; furunculous …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 furuncle — *abscess, boil, carbuncle, pimple, pustule …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 furuncle — [fyo͞o′ruŋ kəl, fyoor′uŋ΄kəl] n. [L furunculus, petty thief, boil, dim. of fur, thief: see FURTIVE] BOIL2 furuncular [fyoo ruŋ′kyo͞o lər] adj. furunculous [fyoo ruŋ′kyooləs] …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 furuncle — a small area of infection beneath the skin which develops into a raised abscess, forming a lump on the skin typically 10 30 mm across. It may drain externally. The furuncle may develop from the inflamed intestine in fish with furunculosis. Most… …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 6 furuncle — noun Etymology: Latin furunculus petty thief, boil, diminutive of furon , furo ferret, thief, from fur Date: 1676 boil II …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 7 furuncle — furuncular /fyoo rung kyeuh leuhr/, furunculous, adj. /fyoor ung keuhl/, n. Pathol. boil2. [1670 80; < L furunculus petty thief, boil, equiv. to fur thief (cf. FURTIVE) + unculus dim. suffix extracted from derivs. of n stems; see HOMUNCULUS] * *… …

    Universalium

  • 8 furuncle — noun a boil or infected, inflamed, pus filled sore …

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  • 9 Furuncle — Nothing more nor less than a "boil" with a fancy name. A boil is a collection of pus. Antibiotics are often not very helpful in treating abscesses. The main treatments include hot packs and draining ("lancing") the abscess,… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 10 furuncle — Synonyms and related words: 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 …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 11 furuncle — fu·run·cle || fjÊŠrʌŋkl / fjÊŠÉ™r n. boil, inflamed sore …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 12 furuncle — [ fjʊərʌŋk(ə)l] noun technical term for boil2. Derivatives furuncular adjective furunculous adjective Origin ME: from L. furunculus, lit. petty thief , also knob on a vine (regarded as stealing the sap), from fur thief …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 13 furuncle — n. Boil …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 14 furuncle — fu·run·cle …

    English syllables

  • 15 furuncle — n.; see boil …

    The new mediacal dictionary

  • 16 furuncle — fu•run•cle [[t]ˈfyʊər ʌŋ kəl[/t]] n. pat boil II • Etymology: 1670–80; < L fūrunculus boil, petty thief, der. of fūr thief …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 furuncle — /ˈfjurʌŋkəl/ (say fyoohrungkuhl) noun a boil or inflammatory sore. {Latin fūrunculus a petty thief, a boil} –furuncular /fjuˈrʌŋkjələ/ (say fyooh rungkyuhluh), adjective –furunculous /fjuˈrʌŋkjələs/ (say fyooh rungkyuhluhs), adjective …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 furuncle —   n. boil.    ♦ furuncular,    ♦ furunculous, a.    ♦ furunculoid, a. like a boil.    ♦ furunculosis, n. outbreak of boils …

    Dictionary of difficult words

  • 19 furuncle — n. Med. = BOIL(2). Derivatives: furuncular adj. furunculous adj. Etymology: L furunculus f. fur thief …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 Фурункул (Furuncle, Boil) — острое гнойно некротическое воспаление волосяного фолликула и окружающей соединительной ткани, обусловленное поражением патогенным стафилококком бактериями (Staphylococcus aureus), проникающими в волосяной фолликул или в трещинку на коже, а… …

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