furuncle

noun
fu·​run·​cle | \ ˈfyu̇r-ˌəŋ-kəl How to pronounce furuncle (audio) \

Definition of furuncle

First Known Use of furuncle

1676, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for furuncle

Latin furunculus petty thief, boil, diminutive of furon-, furo ferret, thief, from fur

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“Furuncle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furuncle. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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furuncle

noun
fu·​run·​cle | \ ˈfyu̇(ə)r-ˌəŋ-kəl How to pronounce furuncle (audio) \

Medical Definition of furuncle

: boil

Other Words from furuncle

furuncular \ fyu̇-​ˈrəŋ-​kyə-​lər How to pronounce furuncle (audio) \ adjective
furunculous \ -​ləs How to pronounce furuncle (audio) \ adjective

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