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Pronunciation: en'to-mof'tho-ra-mi-ko'sis

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

See: zygomycosis

[Entomophthorales (order name) + G. mykes, fungus + -osis, condition]

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