mycosis

[ mahy-koh-sis ]
/ maɪˈkoʊ sɪs /
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noun Pathology.

the presence of parasitic fungi in or on any part of the body.
the condition caused by the presence of such fungi.

Nearby words

  1. mycoplasma pharyngis,
  2. mycoplasma pneumoniae,
  3. mycoplasmal pneumonia,
  4. mycoplasmatales,
  5. mycorrhiza,
  6. mycosis fungoides,
  7. mycosozin,
  8. mycostat,
  9. mycostatin,
  10. mycota

Origin of mycosis

First recorded in 1875–80; myc- + -osis

Related formsmy·cot·ic [mahy-kot-ik] /maɪˈkɒt ɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for mycosis

mycosis

/ (maɪˈkəʊsɪs) /

noun

any infection or disease caused by fungus
Derived Formsmycotic (maɪˈkɒtɪk), adjective

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Word Origin and History for mycosis

mycosis

n.

1876, medical Latin; see myco- + -osis. Related: Mycotic.

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Medicine definitions for mycosis

mycosis

[ mī-kōsĭs ]

n. pl. my•co•ses (-sēz)

A disease caused by fungi.
A fungal infection in or on a part of the body.

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