- a chronic tumorous infection caused by any of various soil-dwelling fungi, usually affecting the foot.
Origin of mycetoma
Also called maduramycosis.
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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
- a chronic fungal infection, esp of the foot, characterized by swelling, usually resulting from a wound
- 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.
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