carbuncle

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carbuncle car·bun·cle (kär'bŭng'kəl)
n.

  1. A deep-seated pyogenic infection of several contiguous hair follicles, with formation of connecting sinuses, often preceded or accompanied by fever, malaise, and prostration.

  2. See anthrax.


car·bun'cu·lar (-kyə-lər) adj.
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