paracoccidioidomycosis

[ par-uh-kok-sid-ee-oi-doh-mahy-koh-sis ]
/ ˌpær ə kɒkˌsɪd iˌɔɪ doʊ maɪˈkoʊ sɪs /

noun Pathology.

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.

Nearby words

  1. parachute spinnaker,
  2. parachuting,
  3. parachutist,
  4. paraclete,
  5. paracoccidioidal granuloma,
  6. paracolitis,
  7. paracrine,
  8. paracusis,
  9. paracyesis,
  10. paracystic

Origin of paracoccidioidomycosis

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

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Medicine definitions for paracoccidioidomycosis

paracoccidioidomycosis

[ păr′ə-kŏk-sĭd′ē-oi′dō-mī-kōsĭs ]

n.

A chronic mycosis caused by Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, characterized by primary lesions of the lungs with dissemination to many internal organs, by conspicuous ulcerative granulomas of the mucous membranes of the cheeks and nose with extensions to the skin, and by generalized lymphangitis.Almeida's disease Lutz-Splendore-Almeida disease paracoccidioidal granuloma South American blastomycosis

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