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Medical Term:

Exophiala

Pronunciation: ek'so-fi'a-la

Definition: A genus of pathogenic fungi having dematiaceous conidiophores with one- or two-celled annelloconidia. They cause mycetoma or phaeohyphomycosis; in cases of mycetoma, black granules develop in subcutaneous abscesses; in cases of phaeohyphomycosis, hyaline or brownish hyphae are found in tissues.

[exo + G. phiale, a broad flat vessel]

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