rhi·​no·​spo·​rid·​i·​o·​sis ˌrī-nō-spə-ˌrid-ē-ˈō-səs How to pronounce rhinosporidiosis (audio)
plural rhinosporidioses -ˌsēz How to pronounce rhinosporidiosis (audio)
: a fungal disease of the external mucous membranes (as of the nose) that is characterized by the formation of pinkish red, friable, sessile, or pedunculated polyps and is caused by an ascomycetous fungus of the genus Rhinosporidium (R. seeberi)

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“Rhinosporidiosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/rhinosporidiosis. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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