A general term for infection in tissue caused by a fungus with hyaline (colorless) mycelium. If the mold can be identified, disease should be given a specific name, such as aspergillosis or fusariosis. [hyalo- + G. hyphe, web, + mykes, fungus, + -osis, condition]

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hy·a·lo·hy·pho·my·co·sis (hi″ə-lo-hi″fo-mi-koґsis) [hyalo- + hyphomycosis] a hyphomycosis caused by mycelial fungi with colorless walls; most are opportunistic.

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