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)
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)

Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
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 25 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

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)
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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