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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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  • Rose bushes can carry an organism that causes sporotrichosis, a fungal infection.
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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