One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A form of T-cell lymphoma that primarily involves the skin, typically presenting with non-specific, itchy, eczema-like patches and slowly (often over years) progressing to large plaques and fungating tumours, sometimes with involvement of lymph nodes and other organs.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Medical Times and Gazette. From scientific Latin mycosis fungoides from mycosis + fungoides.
mycosis fungoides/mʌɪˌkəʊsɪs fʌŋˈɡɔɪdiːz/
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