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[fyoo r-uhng-kuh l] /ˈfyʊər ʌŋ kəl/

noun, Pathology.
2 .
(pathol) the technical name for boil2

“a boil,” 1670s, from Latin furunculus, “a boil,” literally “little thief,” diminutive of fur “thief.” Related: Furuncular; furunculous.

furuncle fu·run·cle (fyur’ŭng’kəl)
See boil.
fu·run’cu·lar (fyu-rŭng’kyə-lər) or fu·run’cu·lous (-ləs) adj.


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