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sporotrichosis

[spawr-uh-tri-koh-sis, spohr-] /ˌspɔr ə trɪˈkoʊ sɪs, ˌspoʊr-/
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.
Origin of sporotrichosis
1905-1910
From New Latin, dating back to 1905-10; See origin at sporo-, trich-, -osis
Related forms
sporotrichotic
[spawr-uh-tri-kot-ik, spohr-] /ˌspɔr ə trɪˈkɒt ɪk, ˌspoʊr-/ (Show IPA),
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 spo·ro·tri·cho·sis (spôr'ō-trĭ-kō'sĭs)
n.
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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