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 chromoblastomycosis (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

Learn More about chromoblastomycosis

Cite this Entry

“Chromoblastomycosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/chromoblastomycosis. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Comments on chromoblastomycosis

What made you want to look up chromoblastomycosis? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!