a chronic disease of the hair follicles, esp. of the beard, caused by certain staphylococci and characterized by the formation of papules and pustules
Origin of sycosisModern Latin ; from Classical Greek syk?sis ; from sykon, fig + -?sis, -osis
A chronic inflammation of the hair follicles, especially of the beard, characterized by eruption of pimples and nodules.
Origin of sycosisLatin s&ymacron;c&omacron;sis, sore resembling a fig, from Greek s&umacron;k&omacron;sis, from s&umacron;kon, fig.