Definition of Furuncle

1. Noun. A painful sore with a hard core filled with pus.

Exact synonyms: Boil
Specialized synonyms: Gumboil
Generic synonyms: Staphylococcal Infection



Definition of Furuncle

1. n. A superficial, inflammatory tumor, suppurating with a central core; a boil.

Definition of Furuncle

1. Noun. a boil or infected, inflamed, pus-filled sore ¹

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Definition of Furuncle

1. a painful swelling of the skin [n -S]

Medical Definition of Furuncle

1. A Staphylococcal skin infection which involves a hair follicle, often referred to as a boil or a furuncle. A group of boils is known as a carbuncle. Symptoms and findings include a tender pea-sized (or larger), red nodule, may ooze pus or weep. Treatment includes warm, wet compresses several times a day. Oral or topical antibiotics may be indicated in some cases. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Furuncle

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Literary usage of Furuncle

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1. Philadelphia Medical Times (1882)
"furuncle as due to the invasion and multiplication of a parasitic ... The incision should pass through the centre of the furuncle (generally marked by a ..."

2. Lectures on the theory and practice of surgery by John Abernethy (1830)
"Of the Inflammation which produces furuncle, Carbuncle, and Anthrax. ... The furuncle, or boil, is the most common and least important form in which the ..."

3. Diseases of the Ear by Philip D. Kerrison (1921)
"Displacement of left auricle resulting from a furuncle in the ... two conditions causing this deformity: Postauricular (Edema due to furuncle of the Meatus. ..."

4. Hand-book of Skin Diseases by Isidor Neumann (1872)
"Cellular-tissue furuncle. a. A follicular boil is a circumscribed ... The first symptom in every furuncle is a sensation of pain in the affected part, ..."

5. Diseases of the skin: Inluding the Acute Eruptive Fevers by Frank Crozer Knowles (1914)
"The epidermis covering the centre of the furuncle finally breaks and pus is discharged through the irregularly shaped opening. The deepest portion of the ..."

6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1858)
"Local Treatment of Carbuncle and furuncle.—Mr. RICHARD FLINT recommends the application of litharge plaster, spread upon white kid, as the best treatment of ..."

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