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A chronic inflammation of the hair follicles, especially of the beard, characterized by eruption of pimples and nodules.

[Latin sȳcōsis, sore resembling a fig, from Greek sūkōsis, from sūkon, fig.]
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(Pathology) 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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(saɪˈkoʊ sɪs)

an inflammatory disease of the hair follicles, characterized by a pustular eruption.
[1570–80; < Greek sykōsis ulcer resembling a fig]
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Another separate but related condition, sycosis barbae, is a type of deep folliculitis caused by a bacterial infection.
At that time, we learned there were only FIVE miasms: psora (defined then as itch), sycosis (gonorrhea), tubercular (tuberculosis), and syphilis.
He struggles to explain the difference between the homonyms 'psychosis' and 'sycosis' (an infection of the hair follicles) to his daughter, and a failed attempt to explain to her what pipes are prompts a panicked reaction.