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Medical Term:

Phialophora

Pronunciation: fi'a-lof'o-ra

Definition: A genus of fungi of which at least two species, Phialophora verrucosa and Phialophora dermatitidis (Exophiala dermatitidis), cause chromoblastomycosis.

[G. phiale, a broad, flat vessel, + phoreo, to carry]

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