mycosis(redirected from opportunistic mycosis)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
n. pl. my·co·ses (-sēz)
1. A fungal infection in or on a part of the body.
2. A disease caused by a fungus.
(Pathology) any infection or disease caused by fungus
1. the presence of parasitic fungi in or on any part of the body.
2. the condition caused by the presence of such fungi.
my•cot′ic (-ˈkɒt ɪk) adj.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||mycosis - an inflammatory condition caused by a fungus|
zymosis - (medicine) the development and spread of an infectious disease (especially one caused by a fungus)
ringworm, roundworm - infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches
coccidioidomycosis, coccidiomycosis, desert rheumatism, valley fever - an infection of the lungs and skin characterized by excessive sputum and nodules
cryptococcosis - a fungal infection characterized by nodular lesions--first in the lungs and spreading to the nervous system
monilia disease, moniliasis - an infection caused by fungi of the genus Monilia or Candida (especially Candida albicans)
dermatomycosis, dermatophytosis - fungal infection of the skin (especially of moist parts covered by clothing)
favus - a contagious fungal infection of the scalp; occurs mainly in Africa and the Middle East
keratomycosis - fungal infection of the cornea
phycomycosis - any fungal infection caused by fungi of the Phycomycetes group
sporotrichosis - a chronic fungal infection of the skin and lymph nodes
rhinosporidiosis - fungal infection of the nose; often acquired while swimming