sycosis

noun
sy·​co·​sis | \ sī-ˈkō-səs How to pronounce sycosis (audio) \

Definition of sycosis

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

First Known Use of sycosis

circa 1827, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sycosis

New Latin, from Greek sykōsis, from sykon fig

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The first known use of sycosis was circa 1827

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sycosis

noun
sy·​co·​sis | \ sī-ˈkō-səs How to pronounce sycosis (audio) \
plural sycoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce sycoses (audio) \

Medical Definition of sycosis

: 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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