Definitions

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

  • n. A fungal infection in or on a part of the body.
  • n. A disease caused by a fungus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An infection caused by a fungus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The presence of fungi as parasites in or on any portion of the body.
  • n. The presence of parasitic fungi together with the morbid effects of their presence; the disease caused by them.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an inflammatory condition caused by a fungus

Etymologies

myco- + -osis (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This disease it's apparently analogous to recent bee's colony collapse disorder and white nose syndrome of bats, which is kind of mycosis, too.

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  • That is, things do get a little odd, but more so after meeting Professor Butler, one of Hicks 'ex-lovers: "" Rueben suffers from a unique breed of mycosis — you've perhaps seen the tumors on his arms and legs, and especially along his spinal column?

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  • Our pediatrician wasn't sure what kind of cream to use to treat mycosis near the eye, so we have an appointment with the dermatologist on Thursday.

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  • Now, it turns out the little rash Brian has under his eye is a mycosis infection, a fungal infection caused by exposure to mold.

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  • We are pretty lucky, mycosis is the least serious health problem mold exposure can cause in children.

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  • His hatred made him subject to a physical affliction in the form of a mycosis, a fungus growth which attacked the membranes of his throat.

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  • Morris thought this case corresponded more to mycosis fungoides than any other malady.

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  • Jamieson reports a case of mycosis in a native of Aberdeenshire aged thirty-eight.

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  • Thomson describes a case of mycosis fungoides 16.36 in a young girl of the age of fourteen, whom he saw in Brussels toward the end of October, 1893.

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  • Morris 16.37 described an interesting case of universal dermatitis, probably a rare variety of mycosis fungoides (Plate 12).

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