sycosis

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noun sy·co·sis \sī-ˈkō-səs\

Definition of sycosis

  1. :  a chronic inflammatory disorder of the hair follicles especially of the bearded part of the face

Origin and Etymology of sycosis

New Latin, from Greek sykōsis, from sykon fig


First Known Use: circa 1827


Medical Dictionary

sycosis

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noun sy·co·sis \sī-ˈkō-səs\

Medical Definition of sycosis

plural

sycoses

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  1. :  a chronic inflammatory disease involving the hair follicles especially of the bearded part of the face and marked by papules, pustules, and tubercles perforated by hairs with crusting


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