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sycosis

[sahy-koh-sis] /saɪˈkoʊ sɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
an inflammatory disease of the hair follicles, characterized by a pustular eruption.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; < Neo-Latin < Greek sȳ́kōsis, equivalent to sŷk(on) fig + -ōsis -osis
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British Dictionary definitions for sycosis

sycosis

/saɪˈkəʊsɪs/
noun
1.
chronic inflammation of the hair follicles, esp those of the beard, caused by a staphylococcal infection
Word Origin
C16: via New Latin from Greek sukōsis, from sukon fig
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sycosis in Medicine

sycosis sy·co·sis (sī-kō'sĭs)
n.
A chronic inflammation of the hair follicles, especially of the beard, characterized by the eruption of pimples and nodules. Also called ficosis.

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