mycosis

noun

my·​co·​sis mī-ˈkō-səs How to pronounce mycosis (audio)
plural mycoses mī-ˈkō-ˌsēz How to pronounce mycosis (audio)
: infection with or disease caused by a fungus
mycotic adjective

Examples of mycosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In lighter skin, the disease manifests as red spots, so doctors who aren’t familiar with how mycosis fungoides appear on dark skin can misdiagnose the condition. Shivani Majmudar, SELF, 25 Mar. 2022 After taking a biopsy, Dr. Harvey diagnosed Simmons with mycosis fungoides, a type of blood cancer that affects the skin. Shivani Majmudar, SELF, 25 Mar. 2022

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mycosis was in 1862

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“Mycosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mycosis. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

mycosis

noun
my·​co·​sis mī-ˈkō-səs How to pronounce mycosis (audio)
plural mycoses -ˌsēz How to pronounce mycosis (audio)
: infection with or disease caused by a fungus

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