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kerion in Medicine

kerion ke·ri·on (kēr'ē-ŏn')
n.
Fungal infection of the hair follicles accompanied by secondary bacterial infection and marked by raised, usually pus-filled and spongy lesions.

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  • Then lower down in Royall street is kerion lane, of one kerion sometime dwelling there.

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