mycetomata

mycetoma

[mahy-si-toh-muh]
noun, plural mycetomas, mycetomata [mahy-si-toh-muh-tuh] . Pathology.
a chronic tumorous infection caused by any of various soil-dwelling fungi, usually affecting the foot.
Also called maduramycosis.


Origin:
1870–75; < Greek mykēt- (see mycetism) + -oma

mycetomatous, adjective
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mycetoma (ˌmaɪsɪˈtəʊmə)
 
n , pl -mas, -mata
a chronic fungal infection, esp of the foot, characterized by swelling, usually resulting from a wound

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mycetoma my·ce·to·ma (mī'sĭ-tō'mə)
n.

  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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