sycosis

sycosis

[sahy-koh-sis]
noun Pathology.
an inflammatory disease of the hair follicles, characterized by a pustular eruption.

Origin:
1570–80; < Neo-Latin < Greek sȳ́kōsis, equivalent to sŷk(on) fig + -ōsis -osis

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sycosis (saɪˈkəʊsɪs)
 
n
chronic inflammation of the hair follicles, esp those of the beard, caused by a staphylococcal infection
 
[C16: via New Latin from Greek sukōsis, from sukon fig]

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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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