hyphomycosis

hyphomycosis
A disease of horses and mules (rarely of humans) caused by the fungus Pythium insidiosum (Hyphomyces destruens), characterized by granulomatous and necrotic lesions that appear on the head and lower legs, ulcerate, and enlarge by subcutaneous extension.

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hy·pho·my·co·sis (hi″fo-mi-koґsis) any infection caused by an imperfect fungus of the form-class Hyphomycetes; the group has been divided into hyalohyphomycosis and phaeohyphomycosis based on the color of the mycelium and wall of the fungus.

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