carbuncular

carbuncular

[kahr-buhng-kyuh-ler]
adjective
of, pertaining to, or resembling a carbuncle, especially having a carbuncle or a red and inflamed area.

Origin:
1730–40; < Latin carbuncul(us) (see carbuncle) + -ar1

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carbuncle (ˈkɑːˌbʌŋkəl)
 
n
1.  an extensive skin eruption, similar to but larger than a boil, with several openings: caused by staphylococcal infection
2.  a rounded gemstone, esp a garnet cut without facets
3.  a dark reddish-greyish-brown colour
 
[C13: from Latin carbunculus diminutive of carbō coal]
 
'carbuncled
 
adj
 
carbuncular
 
adj

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