botryomycosis

botryomycosis

[bo-tree-oh-mahy-koh-sis]
noun Veterinary Pathology.
a disease of horses and other domestic animals, often occurring after castration, usually caused by Staphylococcus aureus and characterized by the formation of granulomatous masses.

Origin:
< Greek botryo- (combining form of bótrys bunch of grapes) + mycosis

botryomycotic [bo-tree-oh-mahy-kot-ik] , adjective
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