mucocutaneous leishmaniasis n.
A chronic variable disease caused by Leishmania braziliensis, endemic in Central and South America, and characterized by lesions of the skin and mucous membranes, which heal but are followed after months or years by others often eroding lesions on the tongue and mucous membranes of the mouth and nose. Also called American leishmaniasis, nasopharyngeal leishmaniasis, New World leishmaniasis.
- Mucocutaneous junction
mucocutaneous junction n. The site of transition from skin to epithelium of a mucous membrane.
- Mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome
mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome n. A disease affecting young children, characterized by high fever, conjunctivitis, pharyngitis, enlargement of the cervical lymph nodes, bright red rashes on the hands and feet, and desquamation of fingers and toes. Also called Kawasaki disease.
mucoenteritis mu·co·en·ter·i·tis (myōō’kō-ěn’tə-rī’tĭs) n.
mucoepidermoid mu·co·ep·i·der·moid (myōō’kō-ěp’ĭ-dûr’moid’) adj. Relating to a mixture of mucus-secreting and epithelial cells.