furunculosis

noun fu·run·cu·lo·sis \ fyu̇-ˌrəŋ-kyə-ˈlō-səs \

Definition of furunculosis

plural furunculoses play \fyu̇-ˌrəŋ-kyə-ˈlō-ˌsēz\
1 :the condition of having or tending to develop multiple furuncles
2 :a highly infectious disease of various salmonoid fishes (such as trout) that is caused by a bacterium (Aeromonas salmonicida) and is especially virulent in dense fish populations (as in hatcheries)

Origin and Etymology of furunculosis

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furunculosis

noun fu·run·cu·lo·sis \ fyu̇-ˌrəŋ-kyə-ˈlō-səs \

medical Definition of furunculosis

plural furunculoses play \-ˌsēz\
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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