sporotrichosis

[ spawr-uh-tri-koh-sis, spohr- ]
/ ˌspɔr ə trɪˈkoʊ sɪs, ˌspoʊr- /

noun Pathology.

a widespread infectious disease marked by nodules or ulcers of the skin, chiefly affecting humans and domestic mammals and caused by the fungus Sporothrix schenckii.

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Origin of sporotrichosis

From New Latin, dating back to 1905–10; see origin at sporo-, trich-, -osis

OTHER WORDS FROM sporotrichosis

spo·ro·tri·chot·ic [spawr-uh-tri-kot-ik, spohr-] /ˌspɔr ə trɪˈkɒt ɪk, ˌspoʊr-/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for sporotrichosis

  • Sporotrichosis is a mycotic infection due to the sporothrix Shenkii.

    Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • Furthermore, the injection of mallein in cases of sporotrichosis will be attended with negative results.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse|United States Department of Agriculture

Medical definitions for sporotrichosis

sporotrichosis
[ spôr′ō-trĭ-kōsĭs ]

n.

A chronic infectious disease of domestic mammals and humans characterized by nodules or ulcers in the lymph nodes and skin and caused by a saprophytic or parasitic fungus of the genus Sporothrix, especially S. schenckii, commonly found in soil and wood.
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