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1. A painful localized bacterial infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissue that usually has several openings through which pus is discharged.
a. A red precious stone, especially a deep-red garnet cut as a cabochon.
b. A mythical gemstone said to emit light even in total darkness.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin carbunculus, small glowing ember, carbuncle, diminutive of carbō, carbōn-, coal; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

car′bun′cled adj.
car·bun′cu·lar (-kyə-lər) adj.
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Adj.1.carbuncular - afflicted with or resembling a carbuncle
unhealthy - not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind; "unhealthy ulcers"
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It was an intellectual conversation." This anonymous quickly goes home with another member of the party, known only as "X"--and soon only "x"--which seems a significant reduction in significance: x is revealed to be a consummate carbuncular young man.
Embracing the boy, trapping his arms at his sides, breathing in the sour smell of his carbuncular flesh, sobbing, laughing, he kisses him on the left cheek and on the right.
It is characterized by the restoration of the shape, size and position of the cervix and uterus, carbuncular involution and endometrial repair, myometrial contractions and removal of lochia, resumption of ovarian cyclicity, elimination of bacterial contamination and restoration of the normal bacterial microbiota of the reproductive tract, which allows the reproductive system to prepare for a new gestation and reduce postpartum anestrus (1).
He, the young man carbuncular, will stare Boldly about, in 'London's one cafe', And he will tell her, with a casual air, Grandly, 'I have been with Nevinson today'.
Finalmente, foram descritas tres doencas e substancias toxicas: intoxicacao por chumbo, intoxicacao por mercurio e infeccao carbuncular. Cabe dizer que o grupo de doencas incluidas pela OIT vinha de uma classificacao "limitada e prudente", que nao afetava smuito o desenvolvimento da industria, segundo a Junta de Representantes da OGT (15).
Studies show that the woman probably cried extensively as the size of her carbuncular appears abnormally enlarged.
Luego, el oficinista (muchacho carbuncular, empleadillo de mirada insolente (31)) y la mecanografa consuman su nada.