Carbuncle

A large boil - Skin cancer or other tumour
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carbuncle

  1. deep-red cabochon-cut garnet cut without facets
  2. an infection larger than a boil and with several openings for discharge of pus

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Carbuncle

A carbuncle (ᵊl or ᵊl) is an abscess larger than a boil, usually with one or more openings draining pus onto the skin. It is usually caused by bacterial infection, most commonly Staphylococcus aureus, or Streptococcus pyogenes, which can turn lethal. However, the presence of carbuncles is actually a sign that the immune system is working. The ...
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Carbuncle

• (n.) A beautiful gem of a deep red color (with a mixture of scarlet) called by the Greeks anthrax; found in the East Indies. When held up to the sun, it loses its deep tinge, and becomes of the color of burning coal. The name belongs for the most part to ruby sapphire, though it has been also given to red spinel and garnet. • (n.) A ver...
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carbuncle

(kahr´bәng-kәl) a necrotizing infection of skin and subcutaneous tissue composed of a cluster of boils, usually resulting from infection by Staphylococcus aureus; there are generally multiple drainage sinuses. Like boils, carbuncles are caused by pus-forming bacteria. The infecting organisms are often presen...
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Carbuncle

(kar'bung-kl) (Latin. Carbunculus - little coal)
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carbuncle

noun an infection larger than a boil and with several openings for discharge of pus
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Carbuncle

[gemstone] A carbuncle əl is an archaic name given to any red gemstone. The name applied particularly to red garnet. The word occurs in four places in most English translations of the Bible. Each use originates from the Vulgate`s Latin translation of the Septuagint`s Greek term Anthrax – meaning coal, in reference to the color of burning...
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Carbuncle

[heraldry] A carbuncle or escarbuncle is a heraldic charge or bearing consisting of eight radii, rods or spokes, four of which make a common cross and the other four a saltire. They can be adorned with irises with a gemstone in the centre. The name may therefore be a reference to a carbuncle gemstone. It has its origin in the emblematic evo...
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Carbuncle

Car'bun·cle noun [ Latin carbunculus a little coal, a bright kind of precious stone, a kind of tumor, dim. of carbo coal: confer French carboncle . See Carbon .] 1. (Min.) A beautiful gem of a deep red color (with a mixture of scarlet) called by the Greeks
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carbuncle

A cabochon garnet
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carbuncle

A deep-seated skin infection containing many pockets of pus.
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carbuncle

A Staphylococcal skin infection which involves a hair follicle, often referred to as a boil or a furuncle. A group of boils is known as a carbuncle. ... Symptoms and findings include a tender pea-sized (or larger), red nodule, may ooze pus or weep. ... Treatment includes warm, wet compresses several times a day. Oral or topical antibiotics may be i...
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Carbuncle

archaic or obsolete terms > Stones & Minerals: Probably garnet. A beautiful gem of a deep red color (with a mixture of scarlet) called by the Greeks anthrax; found in the east indies. when held up to the sun, it loses its deep tinge, and becomes of the color of burning coal. the name belongs for the most part to ruby sapphire, though it has been al...
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carbuncle

architectural monstrosity or eyesore; red precious stone
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carbuncle

carbuncle 1. A multiple-headed boil. 2. A group of boils is known as a carbuncle. 3. A red gemstone, especially a garnet, which is smoothly rounded and polished. 4. Etymology: from Old French charbu(n)cle and Latin carbunculus, 'small coal'(carbon- 'coal').
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Carbuncle

Carbuncle is a beautiful gem of a deep red colour (with a mixture of scarlet) . It was called by the Greeks anthrax and is found in the East Indies. When held up to the sun, it loses its deep tinge, and becomes of the colour of burning coal. The name belongs for the most part to ruby sapphire, though it has been also given to red spinel and garnet....
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Carbuncle

Carbuncle is London Cockney rhyming slang for uncle.
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carbuncle

carbuncle, acute inflammatory nodule of the skin caused by bacterial invasion into the hair follicles or sebaceous gland ducts. It is actually a boil, but one that has more than one focus of infection, i.e., involves several follicles or ducts. Carbuncles occur more often in men because of their mor...
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carbuncle

In gemology, a red precious stone, especially a garnet, cut with a smooth, rounded surface. ...
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Carbuncle

In heraldry a carbuncle is a charge or bearing representing the precious stone. It has eight sceptres or staves radiating from a common centre.
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carbuncle

in medicine, a type of inflammatory staphylococcal infection of the skin. A carbuncle typically consists of two or more interconnected boils called ... [1 related articles]
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carbuncle

in mineralogy, a deep red, cabochon-cut almandine, which is an iron aluminum garnet. See almandine.[1 related articles]
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Carbuncle

is an abscess with one or more openings draining pus onto the skin, usually caused by bacterial infection.
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carbuncle

Multiple cutaneous abscesses that are connected by sinuses.
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