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mycosis

Line breaks: my|co¦sis
Pronunciation: /mʌɪˈkəʊsɪs
 
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Definition of mycosis in English:

noun (plural mycoses /-siːz/)

A disease caused by infection with a fungus, such as ringworm or thrush.
Example sentences
  • Like other systemic mycoses, the infection is most prevalent in middle-aged men.
  • It is therefore unlikely that extracts of northern prickly ash would specifically inhibit fungal infections associated with mycoses.
  • Superficial mycoses are probably the most prevalent of infectious diseases in all parts of the world.

Derivatives

mycotic

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Pronunciation: /-ˈkɒtɪk/
adjective
Example sentences
  • He did not perform rhinoplasty if the sinus disease was grossly purulent or mycotic and all cases were carried out as day surgery.
  • There was diffuse mycotic arteritis in the left middle and posterior cerebral arteries.
  • Random access to information on the ecology, clinical presentations, pathology, and therapy of the various mycotic diseases is also a feature of the reference program.

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