furunculosis

noun
fu·run·cu·lo·sis | \ fyu̇-ˌrəŋ-kyə-ˈlō-səs \
plural furunculoses\fyu̇-ˌrəŋ-kyə-ˈlō-ˌsēz \

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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furunculosis

noun
fu·run·cu·lo·sis | \ fyu̇-ˌrəŋ-kyə-ˈlō-səs \
plural furunculoses\-ˌsēz \

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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