Definition of mycosis fungoides in English:

mycosis fungoides

Pronunciation /mʌɪˌkəʊsɪs fʌŋˈɡɔɪdiːz/


  • A form of T-cell lymphoma that primarily involves the skin, typically presenting with non-specific, itchy, eczema-like patches and slowly (often over years) progressing to large plaques and fungating tumours, sometimes with involvement of lymph nodes and other organs.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in Medical Times and Gazette. From scientific Latin mycosis fungoides from mycosis + fungoides.