mycetoma

noun
my·​ce·​to·​ma | \ˌmī-sə-ˈtō-mə \
plural mycetomas also mycetomata\-​mə-​tə \

Definition of mycetoma 

: a condition marked by invasion of the deep subcutaneous tissues with fungi or actinomycetes also : a tumorous mass occurring in mycetoma

Other Words from mycetoma

mycetomatous \-​mə-​təs \ adjective

First Known Use of mycetoma

1863, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mycetoma

Greek mykēt-, mýkēs "mushroom, fungus" + -oma myco-

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The first known use of mycetoma was in 1863

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mycetoma

noun
my·​ce·​to·​ma | \ˌmī-sə-ˈtō-mə \
plural mycetomas also mycetomata\-​mət-​ə \

Medical Definition of mycetoma 

1 : a condition marked by invasion of the deep subcutaneous tissues with fungi or actinomycetes:

a : maduromycosis

b : nocardiosis

2 : a tumorous mass occurring in mycetoma

Other Words from mycetoma

mycetomatous \-​mət-​əs \ adjective

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