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[spawr-uh-tri-koh-sis, spohr-] /ˌspɔr ə trɪˈkoʊ sɪs, ˌspoʊr-/
noun, Pathology.
a widespread infectious disease marked by nodules or ulcers of the skin, chiefly affecting humans and domestic mammals and caused by the fungus Sporothrix schenckii.
Origin of sporotrichosis
1905-10; < New Latin; see sporo-, trich-, -osis
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[spawr-uh-tri-kot-ik, spohr-] /ˌspɔr ə trɪˈkɒt ɪk, ˌspoʊr-/ (Show IPA),
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  • sporotrichosis is a mycotic infection due to the sporothrix Shenkii.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • Furthermore, the injection of mallein in cases of sporotrichosis will be attended with negative results.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
sporotrichosis in Medicine

sporotrichosis spo·ro·tri·cho·sis (spôr'ō-trĭ-kō'sĭs)
A chronic infectious disease of domestic mammals and humans characterized by nodules or ulcers in the lymph nodes and skin and caused by a saprophytic or parasitic fungus of the genusSporothrix, especially S. schenckii, commonly found in soil and wood.

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