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Pronunciation: wang'ge-el'a

Definition: A dematiaceous genus of fungi characterized by phialides without collarettes, a black yeastlike colony with yeast forms, and later hyphae; the fungi grow well at 40C. W. (Exophiala) dermatitidis is an etiologic agent of chromoblastomycosis.

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