trichomycosis

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trichomycosis

 [trik″o-mi-ko´sis]
any disease of the hair caused by fungi.
trichomycosis axilla´ris infection of the axillary and sometimes of the pubic hair, due to Corynebacterium tenuis and not a fungus, with development of clumps of bacteria on the hairs, appearing as red, yellow, or black nodules.
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trich·o·my·co·sis

(trik'ō-mī-kō'sis),
Term formerly used to mean any disease of the hair caused by a fungus; now synonymous with trichonocardiosis or trichomycosis axillaris. In present usage, trichomycosis is a misnomer because the causative agent of the disease is a nocardia (an entity intermediate between fungus and bacterium) or Corynebacterium and not a true fungus.
Synonym(s): trichomycetosis
[tricho- + G. mykēs, fungus, + G. -osis, condition]
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trich·o·my·co·sis

(trik'ō-mī-kō'sis)
A disease of the hair caused by Nocardia or Corynebacterium.
[tricho- + G. mykēs, fungus, + G. -osis, condition]
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