furunculosis

noun
fu·​run·​cu·​lo·​sis | \ fyu̇-ˌrəŋ-kyə-ˈlō-səs How to pronounce furunculosis (audio) \
plural furunculoses\ fyu̇-​ˌrəŋ-​kyə-​ˈlō-​ˌsēz How to pronounce furunculosis (audio) \

Definition of furunculosis

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)

First Known Use of furunculosis

1886, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for furunculosis

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The first known use of furunculosis was in 1886

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“Furunculosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furunculosis. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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furunculosis

noun
fu·​run·​cu·​lo·​sis | \ fyu̇-ˌrəŋ-kyə-ˈlō-səs How to pronounce furunculosis (audio) \
plural furunculoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce furunculosis (audio) \

Medical Definition of furunculosis

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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