rhinosporidiosis

[rī′nō-spə-rĭd′ē-ōsĭs]

n.

A chronic granulomatous disease of the mucous membranes of the nasal cavity characterized by polyps or other forms of hyperplasia and caused by a yeastlike microorganism Rhinosporidium seeberi.

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