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[mahy-si-toh-muh] /ˌmaɪ sɪˈtoʊ mə/
noun, plural mycetomas, mycetomata
[mahy-si-toh-muh-tuh] /ˌmaɪ sɪˈtoʊ mə tə/ (Show IPA).
a chronic tumorous infection caused by any of various soil-dwelling fungi, usually affecting the foot.
Also called maduramycosis.
1870-75; < Greek mykēt- (see mycetism) + -oma
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mycetomatous, adjective Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for mycetoma


noun (pl) -mas, -mata (-mətə)
a chronic fungal infection, esp of the foot, characterized by swelling, usually resulting from a wound
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mycetoma in Medicine

mycetoma my·ce·to·ma (mī'sĭ-tō'mə)

  1. A chronic, slowly progressing bacterial or fungal infection usually of the foot or leg, characterized by nodules that discharge an oily pus. Also called Madura boil.

  2. A tumor produced by filamentous fungi.

my'ce·to'ma·tous (-tō'mə-təs, -tŏm'ə-) adj.
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Encyclopedia Article for mycetoma

fungus infection, usually localized in the foot but occurring occasionally elsewhere on the body, apparently resulting from inoculation into a scratch or abrasion of any of a number of fungi: Penicillium, Aspergillus, or Madurella, or actinomycetes such as Nocardia.

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