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Definition: 'Carbuncle'

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carbuncle

Type: Term

Pronunciation: kar′bŭng-kil

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



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