chromoblastomycosis

noun
chro·​mo·​blas·​to·​my·​co·​sis | \ ˌkrō-mə-ˌblas-tə-ˌmī-ˈkō-səs How to pronounce chromoblastomycosis (audio) \
plural chromoblastomycoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce chromoblastomycoses (audio) \

Medical Definition of chromoblastomycosis

: a chronic infection of skin and subcutaneous tissues that is caused by any of several darkly-pigmented fungi (such as Fonsecaea pedrosoi, Phialophora verrucosa, or Cladophialophora carrionii), is marked by the formation of usually warty, nodular, or scaly lesions especially on the legs or feet, and occurs chiefly in tropical regions

called also chromomycosis

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“Chromoblastomycosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/chromoblastomycosis. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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