Definition of mycetoma in English:


Syllabification: my·ce·to·ma
Pronunciation: /ˌmīsəˈtōmə


  • Chronic inflammation of the tissues caused by infection with a fungus or with certain bacteria.
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    • It is frequently helpful to evaluate the lung apices for the presence of infection and especially mycetoma.
    • Additional clinical data demonstrated that patients with invasive fungal infections caused by fusarium, agents of chromoblastomycosis and mycetoma, and coccidioides were successfully treated with the drug.
    • It is a low-virulence fungus that is the main causative agent of posttraumatic mycetoma in a nonimmunocompromised host.


late 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek mukēs, mukēt- 'fungus' + -oma.

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