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mycetoma

[ mahy-si-toh-muh ]
/ 藢ma瑟 s瑟藞to蕣 m蓹 /
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noun, plural my路ce路to路mas, my路ce路to路ma路ta [mahy-si-toh-muh-tuh]. /藢ma瑟 s瑟藞to蕣 m蓹 t蓹/. Pathology.
a chronic tumorous infection caused by any of various soil-dwelling fungi, usually affecting the foot.
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Also called maduramycosis.

Origin of mycetoma

1870鈥75; <Greek myk膿t- (see mycetism) + -oma

OTHER WORDS FROM mycetoma

my路ce路to路ma路tous, adjective
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How to use mycetoma in a sentence

  • 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

mycetoma
/ (藢ma瑟s瑟藞t蓹蕣m蓹) /

noun plural -mas or -mata (-m蓹t蓹)
a chronic fungal infection, esp of the foot, characterized by swelling, usually resulting from a wound
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Medical definitions for mycetoma

mycetoma
[ m墨鈥瞫沫-t艒m蓹 ]

n.
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 mycetoma

my鈥瞔e鈥oma鈥ous (-t艒m蓹-t蓹s, -t艔m蓹-) adj.
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