a systemic bacterial disease (Aeromonas salmonicida) generally of salmonids but also found in some flatfishes such as turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) and in goldfish. Usually occurs in young fish following stress and in spring when temperatures rise and is characterised by loss of appetite as the intestine is inflamed. Septicaemia and haemorrhages in the muscles and other areas occurs. Furuncules (boil-like lesions) develop in body tissues. Also called ulcerative disease of goldfish

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • furunculosis — [fyo͞o ruŋ΄kyo͞o lō′sis] n. [< FURUNCLE + OSIS] the disorder characterized by the recurrent appearance of furuncles …   English World dictionary

  • furunculosis — noun (plural furunculoses) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1886 1. the condition of having or tending to develop multiple furuncles 2. a highly infectious disease of various salmonoid fishes (as trout) that is caused by a bacterium (Aeromonas… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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