maduromycosis

noun

mad·​u·​ro·​my·​co·​sis ˈmad-(y)ə-rō-mī-ˈkō-səs How to pronounce maduromycosis (audio)
plural maduromycoses -ˌsēz How to pronounce maduromycosis (audio)
: a destructive chronic disease usually restricted to the feet, marked by swelling and deformity resulting from the formation of granulomatous nodules drained by sinuses connecting with the exterior, and caused by various actinomycetes (as of the genus Nocardia) and fungi (as of the genus Madurella)

called also mycetoma

see madura foot compare nocardiosis
maduromycotic adjective

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“Maduromycosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/maduromycosis. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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