boil


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Wikipedia.
Related to boil: cyst

boil

or

furuncle

(fyo͝or`ŭngkəl), tender, painful inflammatory nodule in the skin, which becomes pustular but with a hard center (see abscessabscess,
localized inflamation associated with tissue necrosis. Abscesses are characterized by inflamation, which is due to the accumulation of pus in the local tissues, and often painful swelling.
..... Click the link for more information.
). It may be caused by any of various microbes, the most usual being Staphylococcus aureus. If proper care and precautions are not taken it may spread to many sites (a condition called furunculosis). Several adjoining furuncles that coalesce are known as a carbunclecarbuncle,
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.
..... Click the link for more information.
. The point of entry is usually a hair follicle or a sebaceous gland duct. Boils may occur anywhere in the skin but are most common at places where the skin is constantly exposed or chafed—neck, face, ear, armpit, breast, and extremities. The treatment of small boils consists of scrupulous cleanliness, protection from irritation, and applications of antibiotic ointments and moist heat. Large boils, especially those on the nose, upper lip, or near the eyes (where there is the greatest danger of their causing meningitis or blood poisoning), must be treated professionally with antibiotics. Such lesions should be incised and drained by a physician rather than allowed to discharge spontaneously.

boil

[bȯil]
(medicine)

boil

A wet run of material at the bottom of an excavation or under the sheeting of an excavation.

boil

a red painful swelling with a hard pus-filled core caused by bacterial infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissues, esp at a hair follicle
References in periodicals archive ?
Notification will be completed in the same manner when the boil water order is lifted.
The pus can be drained by making an incision in the centre of the boil.
Far be it from me to teach my Michelin-starred grandchefs to boil eggs, but the rule should not be to leave it for six minutes after the water boils but to apply the formula: W=7-B/2 giving W, the minutes the egg should be left in the water, in terms of B, which is the minutes it takes to boil.
Even 13 years on from when Delia famously published, in How to Cook, the key elements of how to boil the perfect egg, over-cooking and under-cooking are still rife.
Bring all water to a rolling boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water.
If customers are unsure as to whether the Boil Notice affects them they can call a free helpline on 0800 052 0130.
It poaches a single egg or boils up to four, soft, medium or hard.
You can boil as little as 200ml, but unlike the Eco Kettle you have to look carefully or you can put in more than you want.
As the new technology fully boils hops before mixing them with wort, it shortens the time for the total boiling process and thus improves the efficiency in the use of gas and electricity, Asahi said.
My husband had been a chef for almost 20 years and this is his technique: Boil a large pot of water with a few sprinkles of salt and a splash of vinegar.
To speed up the cooking time, bring the soup quickly to a boil over high heat.
A Lion Quality Eggs spokeswoman the project was launched in response to a large volume of queries from people asking how to properly boil eggs.