furuncle

noun
fu·run·cle | \ˈfyu̇r-ˌəŋ-kəl \

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

noun
fu·run·cle | \ˈfyu̇(ə)r-ˌəŋ-kəl \

Medical Definition of furuncle 

: boil

Other Words from furuncle

furuncular \fyu̇-ˈrəŋ-kyə-lər \ adjective
furunculous \-ləs \ adjective

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