furunculosis

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

Definition of furunculosis

plural

furunculoses

play \fyu̇-ˌrəŋ-kyə-ˈlō-ˌsēz\
  1. 1 :  the condition of having or tending to develop multiple furuncles

  2. 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

New Latin


First Known Use: 1886


Medical Dictionary

furunculosis

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

Medical Definition of furunculosis

plural

furunculoses

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  1. 1:  the condition of having or tending to develop multiple furuncles

  2. 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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