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Medical Term:

carbuncle

Pronunciation: kar′bŭng-kil

Definition: Deep-seated pyogenic infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissues, usually arising in several contiguous hair follicles, with formation of connecting sinuses.

[L. carbunculus, dim. of carbo, a live coal, a carbuncle]

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