[ mahy-si-toh-muh ]
/ ˌmaɪ sɪˈtoʊ mə /
noun, plural my·ce·to·mas, my·ce·to·ma·ta [mahy-si-toh-muh-tuh]. /ˌmaɪ sɪˈtoʊ mə tə/. Pathology.
a chronic tumorous infection caused by any of various soil-dwelling fungi, usually affecting the foot.
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Also called maduramycosis.
OTHER WORDS FROM mycetomamy·ce·to·ma·tous, adjective
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The lesions in the bones resulting from actinomycosis and from mycetoma, have been described with these diseases.Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
British Dictionary definitions for mycetoma
/ (ˌmaɪsɪˈtəʊmə) /
noun plural -mas or -mata (-mətə)
a chronic fungal infection, esp of the foot, characterized by swelling, usually resulting from a wound
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Medical definitions for mycetoma
[ mī′sĭ-tō′mə ]
A chronic, slowly progressing bacterial or fungal infection usually of the foot or leg, characterized by nodules that discharge an oily pus.Madura boil
A tumor produced by filamentous fungi.
Other words from mycetomamy′ce•to′ma•tous (-tō′mə-təs, -tŏm′ə-) adj.
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