trichomycosis

noun

tricho·​my·​co·​sis -mī-ˈkō-səs How to pronounce trichomycosis (audio)
plural trichomycoses -ˌsēz How to pronounce trichomycosis (audio)
: a superficial infection of the hair most commonly in the axillary or pubic regions that is chiefly caused by a bacterium of the genus Corynebacterium and is characterized by the presence of usually yellowish sticky concretions that encircle the hair shaft and is often accompanied by malodor and hyperhidrosis : trichobacteriosis
Trichomycosis infection begins when the causative agent comes in contact with the hair shaft, and the bacteria adhere to the surface, or the cuticle, of the hair, using a cement-like substance …Alexandro Bonifaz et al., International Journal of Trichology
see also trichomycosis axillaris

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“Trichomycosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/trichomycosis. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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