mycetoma

noun
my·​ce·​to·​ma | \ ˌmī-sə-ˈtō-mə How to pronounce mycetoma (audio) \
plural mycetomas also mycetomata\ ˌmī-​sə-​ˈtō-​mə-​tə How to pronounce mycetoma (audio) \

Definition of mycetoma

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

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Other Words from mycetoma

mycetomatous \ ˌmī-​sə-​ˈtō-​mə-​təs How to pronounce mycetoma (audio) \ adjective

Examples of mycetoma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For patients with the devastating infection known as mycetoma, the only treatment options are lengthy, expensive, and have very limited cure rates. Nathalie Strub-wourgaft, STAT, "Now is the time to innovate for more than 1 billion people with neglected tropical diseases," 24 Nov. 2020

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mycetoma. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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mycetoma

noun
my·​ce·​to·​ma | \ ˌmī-sə-ˈtō-mə How to pronounce mycetoma (audio) \
plural mycetomas also mycetomata\ -​mət-​ə How to pronounce mycetoma (audio) \

Medical Definition of mycetoma

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

Other Words from mycetoma

mycetomatous \ -​mət-​əs How to pronounce mycetoma (audio) \ adjective

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