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[mahy-si-toh-muh] /ˌmaɪ sɪˈtoʊ mə/

noun, plural mycetomas, mycetomata
[mahy-si-toh-muh-tuh] /ˌmaɪ sɪˈtoʊ mə tə/ (Show IPA). Pathology.
a chronic tumorous infection caused by any of various soil-dwelling fungi, usually affecting the foot.
noun (pl) -mas, -mata (-mətə)
a chronic fungal infection, esp of the foot, characterized by swelling, usually resulting from a wound

mycetoma my·ce·to·ma (mī’sĭ-tō’mə)

my’ce·to’ma·tous (-tō’mə-təs, -tŏm’ə-) adj.


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