[ bo-tree-oh-mahy-koh-sis ]

nounVeterinary Pathology.
  1. a disease of horses and other domestic animals, often occurring after castration, usually caused by Staphylococcus aureus and characterized by the formation of granulomatous masses.

Origin of botryomycosis

First recorded in 1895–1900; from Greek botryo- (combining form of bótrys “bunch of grapes”) + mycosis

Other words from botryomycosis

  • bot·ry·o·my·cot·ic [bo-tree-oh-mahy-kot-ik], /ˌbɒ tri oʊ maɪˈkɒt ɪk/, adjective

Words Nearby botryomycosis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023