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 sécōsis sore resembling a fig from Greek sūkōsis from sūkon fig