Latin furunculus petty thief, boil, diminutive of furon-, furo ferret, thief, from fur
1676, in the meaning defined above
“Furuncle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furuncle. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.
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