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Related to sycosis: sycosis barbae
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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an inflammatory disease of the hair follicles, characterized by a pustular eruption.
[1570–80; < Greek sykōsis ulcer resembling a fig]
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