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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: kur'vu-la're-a

Definition: A genus of dark-colored fungi that grow rapidly on culture media. Generally regarded as contaminants, two species, Curvularia lunata and Curvularia geniculata, are among the species capable of producing mycetoma in humans, keratomycosis, sinusitis, and phaeohyphomycosis.

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