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furunculosis

noun fu·run·cu·lo·sis \fy-ˌrəŋ-kyə-ˈlō-səs\
plural fu·run·cu·lo·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of FURUNCULOSIS

1
:  the condition of having or tending to develop multiple furuncles
2
:  a highly infectious disease of various salmonoid fishes (as trout) that is caused by a bacterium (Aeromonas salmonicida) and is especially virulent in dense fish populations (as in hatcheries)

Origin of FURUNCULOSIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1886

furunculosis

noun fu·run·cu·lo·sis \fy-ˌrəŋ-kyə-ˈlō-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural fu·run·cu·lo·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of FURUNCULOSIS

1
:  the condition of having or tending to develop multiple furuncles
2
:  a highly infectious disease of various salmon and trout (genera Salmo and Oncorhynchus) and their relatives that is caused by a bacterium (Aeromonas salmonicida of the family Vibrionaceae)

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