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mycosis

[mahy-koh-sis]
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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.
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Origin of mycosis

First recorded in 1875–80; myc- + -osis
Related formsmy·cot·ic [mahy-kot-ik] /maɪˈkɒt ɪk/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for mycosis

Historical Examples

  • Mycosis tonsillaris is a synonym for mycotic tonsillitis (tonsillitis mycotica benigna or tonsillitis parasitica).

    A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II

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British Dictionary definitions for mycosis

mycosis

noun
  1. any infection or disease caused by fungus
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Derived Formsmycotic (maɪˈkɒtɪk), adjective
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Word Origin and History for mycosis

n.

1876, medical Latin; see myco- + -osis. Related: Mycotic.

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mycosis in Medicine

mycosis

(mī-kōsĭs)
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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