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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.
Origin of mycetoma
1870-75; < Greek mykēt- (see mycetism) + -oma
Related forms
mycetomatous, adjective Unabridged
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  • The lesions in the bones resulting from actinomycosis and from mycetoma, have been described with these diseases.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
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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