sycosis

noun

sy·​co·​sis sī-ˈkō-səs How to pronounce sycosis (audio)
: a chronic inflammatory disorder of the hair follicles especially of the bearded part of the face

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek sykōsis, from sykon fig

First Known Use

circa 1827, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sycosis was circa 1827

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Cite this Entry

“Sycosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sycosis. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

sycosis

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