myco-, myc-, myceto-, mycet-, -myces, -mycetous, -mycetic, -mycetous, -mycosis +

(Greek: fungus, fungi; mushroom)

Don't confuse this myco- meaning "fungus, fungi" with another myco- meaning "mucus".

acromycosis
A fungal infection of the limbs.
actinomycosis
1. An inflammatory bacterial disease of cattle and other animals, sometimes caught by humans, that resembles a fungus and causes swelling of the abdomen, chest, and especially the jaw.
2. A chronic disease of cattle, swine, and humans characterized by hard granulomatous masses usually in the mouth and jaw.

It is characterized by deep, lumpy abscesses that extrude a tin, granular pus through multiple sinuses.

This disease occurs worldwide but is seen most frequently in those who live in rural areas.

actinomycotic
Relating to actinomycosis or characterized by an inflammatory disease of cattle, hogs, and sometimes humans, caused by microorganisms of the genus Actinomyces and characterized by lumpy tumors of the mouth, neck, chest, and abdomen.
ascomycetous
Fungi related to the Ascomycota (phylum of fungi characterized by the presence of asci [membranous spore case formed by specific fungi] and ascospores or spores contained in the asci of lichens and fungi).
basidiomycetous
Pertaining to, or characteristic of, fungi of the class Basidiomycetes; a fungus that produces its spores in a characteristic club-shaped cell basidium.

Mushrooms, puffballs, rusts, bracket fungi, and smuts are basidiomycotes.

Blastomyces
A genus of pathogenic fungi growing as mycelial forms at room temperature and as yeastlike forms at body temperature; applied to the yeasts pathogenic for humans and animals.
blastomycosis
1. A fungal infection causing lesions on the lungs, skin, or mucous membranes.
2. Infection with a fungus called Blastomyces dermatitidis.

It usually presents a flu-like illness with fever, chills, productive cough, myalgia, arthralgia, and pleuritic chest pain.

Some patients fail to recover and develop chronic pulmonary infection or widespread disseminated infection; affecting the skin, bones, and genitourinary tract. It occasionally affects the meninges which cover the brain and spinal cord.

People who are at an elevated risk for the disease are those in areas with endemic disease with exposures to wooded sites; such as, farmers, forestry workers, hunters, and campers. The disease can leave permanent lung damage.

chromoblastomycosis
1. A fungal infection characterized by itchy warty nodules (bumps) on the skin.
2. A long-term fungal infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissue.
colpomycosis, vaginomycosis
A vaginal infection caused by a fungus.
coniomycetous
Fungus dust.
dermatomycosis
1. A superficial infection of the skin or its appendages by fungi.
2. A fungal infection of the skin; especially, of moist parts of the body that are covered by clothing.
dermomycosis
An infection of the skin caused by dermatophytes (a vegetable parasitic fungus that affects the skin, hair, or nails; including ringworm) or other fungi.
enteromycosis
1. An intestinal disease of fungal origin.
2. A fungal disease of the intestine.
epidermomycosis
A skin disease caused by a fungus.
esophagomycosis
An fungal, or a bacterial, disease of the esophagus (the muscular tube that carries swallowed food and liquids from the pharynx to the stomach).

A cross reference of a word group that is related, directly or indirectly, to: "fungus, fungi": fungi-.