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Pronunciation: fi'ko-mi-ko'sis

Definition: In veterinary medicine, an uncommon but serious chronic pyogranulomatous infection of horses, cattle, cats, and dogs caused by Pythium insidiosum, an oomycete funguslike agent. Common in the Gulf Coast states of the U.S., but also found in many subtropic and tropic regions around the world.

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