Furuncle meaning

fyo͝or'ŭng'kəl
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A boil or infected, inflamed, pus-filled sore.
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Origin of furuncle

  • Latin fūrunculus knob on a vine that “steals” the sap diminutive of fūr thief (modeled on latrunculus robber) (diminutive of latrō, latrōn- bandit) bher-1 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition