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sporotrichosis

[spawr-uh-tri-koh-sis, spohr-]
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noun Pathology.
  1. 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.
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Origin of sporotrichosis

From New Latin, dating back to 1905–10; see origin at sporo-, trich-, -osis
Related formsspo·ro·tri·chot·ic [spawr-uh-tri-kot-ik, spohr-] /ˌspɔr ə trɪˈkɒt ɪk, ˌspoʊr-/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for sporotrichosis

Historical Examples

  • 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 is a mycotic infection due to the sporothrix Shenkii.

    Manual of Surgery

    Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles


sporotrichosis in Medicine

sporotrichosis

(spôr′ō-trĭ-kōsĭs)
n.
  1. 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 genus Sporothrix, especially S. schenckii, commonly found in soil and wood.
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