sycosis

noun sy·co·sis \ sī-ˈkō-səs \

Definition of sycosis

: 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


Medical Dictionary

sycosis

noun sy·co·sis \ sī-ˈkō-səs \

medical Definition of sycosis

plural sycoses play \-ˌsēz\
: 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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