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myospherulosis

Pronunciation: mi'o-sfer-yu-lo'sis

Definition: A chronic granulomatous reaction to undetermined spherical structures frequently contained within a microscopic cyst; first reported in cystic lesions in skeletal muscle from eastern Africa and subsequently in nasal infections in the U.S.

[myo- + L. sphaerula, small sphere, + G. -osis, condition]

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