spongy degeneration n.
A rare, inherited, fatal brain disease of infancy characterized by the widespread loss of myelin from nerve sheaths and the presence of round empty spaces in the brain, giving it a spongelike appearance, and resulting in progressive paralysis, blindness, and megalencephaly. Also called Canavan’s disease.
- Spongy bone
spongy bone n. Bone in which the spicules form a latticework, with interstices filled with embryonic connective tissue or bone marrow. Also called cancellous bone, spongy substance, trabecular bone. Any of the turbinate bones.
Sporothrix Spo·ro·thrix (spôr’ə-thrĭks’) n. A genus of dimorphic imperfect fungi, including the species S. schenckii, the causative agent of sporotrichosis.
[spawr-uh-tri-koh-sis, spohr-] /ˌspɔr ə trɪˈkoʊ sɪs, ˌspoʊr-/ noun, Pathology. 1. a widespread infectious disease marked by nodules or ulcers of the skin, chiefly affecting humans and domestic mammals and caused by the fungus Sporothrix schenckii. sporotrichosis spo·ro·tri·cho·sis (spôr’ō-trĭ-kō’sĭs) n. A chronic infectious disease of domestic mammals and humans characterized by nodules or ulcers in the […]
noun 1. the protist phylum (or animal class) comprising the sporozoans. Sporozoa Spo·ro·zo·a (spôr’ə-zō’ə) or Spo·ro·zo·e·a (-zō’ē-ə) n. A large class of parasitic protozoa, most of which reproduce sexually and asexually in alternate generations by means of spores. They are frequently transmitted by bloodsucking insects to different hosts, where they cause many serious diseases, such […]