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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A chronic, slowly progressing bacterial or fungal infection usually of the foot or leg, characterized by nodules that discharge an oily pus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A chronic disease of the feet and hands occurring in Hindustan.
  • n. [capitalized] In entomology, a genus of coleopterous insects.

Etymologies

Greek mukēs, mukēt-, fungus + -oma.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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