sycosis


sy·co·sis

noun \sī-ˈkō-səs\

Definition of SYCOSIS

:  a chronic inflammatory disorder of the hair follicles especially of the bearded part of the face

Origin of SYCOSIS

New Latin, from Greek sykōsis, from sykon fig
First Known Use: circa 1827

sy·co·sis

noun \sī-ˈkō-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural sy·co·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of SYCOSIS

: a chronic inflammatory disease involving the hair follicles especially of the bearded part of the face and marked by papules, pustules, and tubercles perforated by hairs with crusting

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