[ par-uh-kok-sid-ee-oi-doh-mahy-koh-sis ]

  1. a chronic infection caused by the fungus Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, occurring in Mexico and in Central and South America, characterized by mouth and throat ulcers, weight loss, and lesions on the skin, intestines, and genitals.

Origin of paracoccidioidomycosis

<New Latin Paracoccidioid(es) a genus of fungi (see para-1, coccidia, -oid) + -o- + mycosis

Words Nearby paracoccidioidomycosis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023