A group of superficial and deep infections caused by fungi that form pigmented hyphae and yeastlike cells in tissue, i.e., dematiaceous fungal infections other than chromoblastomycosis and mycetomas. In humans, cats, and horses, p. is caused by many species. [G. phaios, dusky, + hyphe, web, + mycosis]

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phaeo·hy·pho·my·co·sis (fe″o-hi″fo-mi-koґsis) [phaeo- + hyphomycosis] a hyphomycosis in which the infecting fungus is dark in color, usually of the form-family Dematiaceae. Most are opportunistic infections.

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