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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.

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


British Dictionary definitions for mycosis


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


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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

mycosis in Medicine


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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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