Synonyms and related words:
abscess, aposteme, bed sore, blain, bleb, blister, boil, bubo, bulla, bump, bunion, canker, canker sore, carbuncle, chancre, chancroid, chilblain, cold sore, corn, cyst, dilatation, dilation, distension, edema, eschar, felon, fester, festering, fever blister, fistula, furunculus, gathering, gumboil, hemorrhoids, intumescence, kibe, lesion, lump, papula, papule, paronychia, parulis, petechia, piles, pimple, pock, polyp, pustule, rising, scab, sebaceous cyst, soft chancre, sore, stigma, sty, suppuration, swell, swelling, swollenness, tubercle, tumefaction, tumescence, tumidity, tumor, turgescence, turgescency, turgidity, ulcer, ulceration, wale, welt, wen, wheal, whelk, whitlow, wound

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  • Furuncle — Fu run*cle, n. [L. furunculus a petty thief, a boil, dim. of fur thief: cf. F. furoncle.] (Med.) A superficial, inflammatory tumor, suppurating with a central core; a boil. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • furuncle — a boil, 1670s, from L. furunculus, a boil, lit. “little thief,” dim. of fur “thief.” Related: Furuncular; furunculous …   Etymology dictionary

  • furuncle — *abscess, boil, carbuncle, pimple, pustule …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • furuncle — [fyo͞o′ruŋ kəl, fyoor′uŋ΄kəl] n. [L furunculus, petty thief, boil, dim. of fur, thief: see FURTIVE] BOIL2 furuncular [fyoo ruŋ′kyo͞o lər] adj. furunculous [fyoo ruŋ′kyooləs] …   English World dictionary

  • furuncle — a small area of infection beneath the skin which develops into a raised abscess, forming a lump on the skin typically 10 30 mm across. It may drain externally. The furuncle may develop from the inflamed intestine in fish with furunculosis. Most… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • furuncle — noun Etymology: Latin furunculus petty thief, boil, diminutive of furon , furo ferret, thief, from fur Date: 1676 boil II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • furuncle — furuncular /fyoo rung kyeuh leuhr/, furunculous, adj. /fyoor ung keuhl/, n. Pathol. boil2. [1670 80; < L furunculus petty thief, boil, equiv. to fur thief (cf. FURTIVE) + unculus dim. suffix extracted from derivs. of n stems; see HOMUNCULUS] * *… …   Universalium

  • furuncle — noun a boil or infected, inflamed, pus filled sore …   Wiktionary

  • Furuncle — Nothing more nor less than a "boil" with a fancy name. A boil is a collection of pus. Antibiotics are often not very helpful in treating abscesses. The main treatments include hot packs and draining ("lancing") the abscess,… …   Medical dictionary

  • furuncle — fu·run·cle || fjÊŠrʌŋkl / fjÊŠÉ™r n. boil, inflamed sore …   English contemporary dictionary

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