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sporotrichosis

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noun spo·ro·tri·cho·sis \spə-ˌrä-tri-ˈkȯ-səs; ˌspȯr-ə-tri-\

Definition of sporotrichosis

  1. :  infection with or disease caused by a fungus (Sporothrix schenckii) that is characterized by often ulcerating or suppurating nodules in the skin, subcutaneous tissues, and nearby lymph nodes and is usually transmitted by fungal entry through a skin abrasion or wound



Origin and Etymology of sporotrichosis

New Latin, from Sporotrich-, Sporothrix, genus name, from spor- + Greek trich-, thrix hair


First Known Use: 1908


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sporotrichosis

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noun spo·ro·tri·cho·sis \spə-ˌrä-trik-ˈō-səs; ˌspōr-ə-trik-, ˌspȯr-\

Medical Definition of sporotrichosis

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sporotrichoses

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  1. :  infection with or disease caused by a fungus of the genus Sporothrix (S. schenckii synonym Sporotrichum schenckii) that is characterized by often ulcerating or suppurating nodules in the skin, subcutaneous tissues, and nearby lymph nodes, that occurs especially in humans and horses, and that is usually transmitted by entry of the fungus through a skin abrasion or wound




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