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entomophthoramycosis
medical dictionary

A disease caused by fungi of the genera Basidiobolus or Conididiobolus; tissues are invaded by broad nonseptate hyphae that become surrounded by eosinophilic material. A form of zygomycosis.

See: zygomycosis.

Synonyms: rhinomucormycosis, rhinophycomycosis, subcutaneous phycomycosis.

Origin: Entomophthorales (order name) + G. Mykes, fungus + -osis, condition

(05 Mar 2000)