mycoses

mycosis

[mahy-koh-sis]
noun Pathology.
1.
the presence of parasitic fungi in or on any part of the body.
2.
the condition caused by the presence of such fungi.

Origin:
1875–80; myc- + -osis

mycotic [mahy-kot-ik] , adjective
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mycosis (maɪˈkəʊsɪs)
 
n
any infection or disease caused by fungus
 
mycotic
 
adj

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mycosis my·co·sis (mī-kō'sĭs)
n. pl. my·co·ses (-sēz)

  1. A disease caused by fungi.

  2. A fungal infection in or on a part of the body.

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mycoses

in humans and domestic animals, a disease caused by any fungus that invades the tissues, causing superficial, subcutaneous, or systemic disease. Superficial fungal infections, also called dermatophytosis, are confined to the skin and are caused by Microsporum, Trichophyton, or Epidermophyton; athlete's foot, for example, is caused by Trichophyton or Epidermophyton. Subcutaneous infections, which extend into tissues and sometimes into adjacent structures such as bone and organs, are rare and often chronic. Candidiasis (Candida) may be a superficial infection (thrush, vaginitis) or a disseminated infection affecting certain target organs, such as the eyes or kidneys. Painful ulcerations and nodules appear in subcutaneous tissues in sporotrichosis (Sporothrix). In systemic fungal infections fungi may invade normal hosts or immunosuppressed hosts (opportunistic infections). Cryptococcosis (Cryptococcus) and histoplasmosis (Histoplasma) are marked by respiratory distress

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