[ mahy-koh-sis ]
/ maɪˈkoʊ sɪs /

noun Pathology.

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


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Origin of mycosis

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


my·cot·ic [mahy-kot-ik] /maɪˈkɒt ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for mycosis

/ (maɪˈkəʊsɪs) /


any infection or disease caused by fungus

Derived forms of mycosis

mycotic (maɪˈkɒtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for 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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