Definition of mycetoma in English:



mass nounMedicine
  • Chronic inflammation of the tissues caused by infection with a fungus or with certain bacteria.

    • ‘It is frequently helpful to evaluate the lung apices for the presence of infection and especially mycetoma.’
    • ‘A special interest was fungal diseases, and in Sudan he did original work on mycetoma.’
    • ‘Additional clinical data demonstrated that patients with invasive fungal infections caused by fusarium, agents of chromoblastomycosis and mycetoma, and coccidioides were successfully treated with the drug.’
    • ‘It is a low-virulence fungus that is the main causative agent of posttraumatic mycetoma in a nonimmunocompromised host.’


Late 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek mukēs, mukēt- ‘fungus’ + -oma.