sporotrichosis

noun
spo·​ro·​tri·​cho·​sis | \ spə-ˌrä-tri-ˈkȯ-səs How to pronounce sporotrichosis (audio) ; ˌspȯr-ə-tri- \

Definition of sporotrichosis

: 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

Examples of sporotrichosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Brazil and Argentina, sporotrichosis has been found in rats as well as cats. Maryn Mckenna, Scientific American, 19 May 2021

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First Known Use of sporotrichosis

1908, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sporotrichosis

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

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“Sporotrichosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sporotrichosis. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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sporotrichosis

noun
spo·​ro·​tri·​cho·​sis | \ spə-ˌrä-trik-ˈō-səs; ˌspōr-ə-trik-, ˌspȯr- How to pronounce sporotrichosis (audio) \
plural sporotrichoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce sporotrichosis (audio) \

Medical Definition of sporotrichosis

: 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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