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furfur

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(fŭr′fŭr) [L., bran] Dandruff scales.

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furfuraceous

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(fŭr-fū-rā′shŭs) Scaly or resembling scales.

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furor

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(fūr′ŏr, fūr′or″) [L. furor, rage] An extremely violent outburst of anger, often without provocation.

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furosemide

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(fūr-ō′sĕ-mīd″) A loop diuretic.

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furred

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(fŭrd) [O. Fr. forre, lining] Covered with a dustlike deposit; used of the tongue.

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furrow

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(fŭr′ō) A groove.

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digital f. Any of several transverse furrows on the palmar surface of the fingers across the joints.

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furuncle

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(fū′rŭng-k'l) [L. furunculus] Boil.

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furunculoid

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(fū-rŭng′kū-loyd) [L. furunculus, a boil, + Gr. eidos, form, shape] Resembling a furuncle or boil. SEE: furunculous.

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furunculosis

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(fū-rŭng″kū-lō′sĭs) [″ + Gr. osis, condition] A condition resulting from furuncles or boils.

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furunculous

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(fū-rŭng′kū-lŭs) Pert. to or of the nature of a furuncle or boil.

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furunculus

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(fū-rŭng′kū-lŭs) pl. furunculi [L., a boil] Boil.

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fusariosis

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(fū-zar″ē-ō′sĭs) [Fusarium + -osis] Infection or intoxication by species of fungiof the genus Fusarium. It typically affects immunocompromised patients.

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Fusarium

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(fū-zar′ē-ŭm) [L. fusus, spindle] A genus of fungi, most of which are plant pathogens, and a few of which may be opportunistic in humans.

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fuscin

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(fŭs′ĭn) [L. fuscus, dark brown + -in] A brown pigment, a melanin, present in the outermost layer (pigmented epithelium) of the retina.

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fuse

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(fūz) [L. fusus, poured] 1. A safety device consisting of a strip of wire made from easily meltable metal of predetermined conductance. The metal melts, breaking the circuit when excess current passes through. 2. To unite or blend together, as the coherence of adjacent body structures.

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fusible

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(fūz′ĭ-bĕl) Capable of being melted or joined.

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fusiform

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(fūz′ĭ-form″) [L. fusus, spindle + -form] Tapering at both ends; spindle-shaped.

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fusimotor

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(fūz″ĭ-mōt′or) Pert. to the motor innervation of the intrafusal muscle fibers. SEE: intrafusal muscle fiber.

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fusin

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(fū′zin) CXCR4 coreceptor.

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fusion

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(fū′zhŏn) [L. fusio, a pouring out, effusion] 1. Meeting and joining together through liquefaction by heat. 2. The process of fusing or uniting, as of the fragments of a fractured bone. 3. The union of adjacent tooth germs to form an oversize tooth of abnormal configuration or two teeth partially fused at the crown or root. 4. The blending of genetic material of two distinct ...

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