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1. any of a group of acute fungal diseases caused by members of the class Phycomycetes.
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.
A fungal infection caused by various microorganisms. These fungi may spread from the sinuses or the nasal tissue into the orbit, particularly in patients with diabetes, renal failure, malignant tumour or on steroid therapy. Therapy is aimed at the underlying disease, often accompanied by antifungal agents. Syn. zygomycosis.