Chaetomium

(kē″tōm′ē-ŭm )

[Gr. chaitē, hair]
A genus of filamentous, pigmented fungi that decompose plants and plant materials. They are an occasional cause of nail and skin infections in normal hosts and of serious systemic infections in immunocompromised patients.

Chaetomium is a sample topic from the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

To view other topics, please or purchase a subscription.

Nursing Central is the award-winning, complete mobile solution for nurses and students. Look up information on diseases, tests, and procedures; then consult the database with 5,000+ drugs or refer to 65,000+ dictionary terms. Complete Product Information.