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.

Origin of mycetoma

1870–75; < Greek mykēt- (see mycetism) + -oma
Also called maduramycosis.
Related formsmy·ce·to·ma·tous, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for mycetoma

Historical Examples of mycetoma

  • The lesions in the bones resulting from actinomycosis and from mycetoma, have been described with these diseases.

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British Dictionary definitions for mycetoma


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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mycetoma in Medicine




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.
Related formsmy′ce•toma•tous (-tōmə-təs, -tŏmə-) adj.
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