blastomycosis

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blas·to·my·co·sis

noun \ˌblas-tə-ˌmī-ˈkō-səs\

Definition of BLASTOMYCOSIS

:  any of several fungal infections; especially :  an infectious disease caused by a yeast fungus (Blastomyces dermititidis) that affects especially the lungs and skin

Origin of BLASTOMYCOSIS

New Latin, from Blastomyces, fungus genus, from blast- + Greek mykēs fungus; akin to Greek myxa mucus — more at mucus
First Known Use: circa 1900

blas·to·my·co·sis

noun \-ˌmī-ˈkō-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural blas·to·my·co·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of BLASTOMYCOSIS

: either of two infectious diseases caused by yeastlike fungi—see blastomyces, north american blastomycosis, south american blastomycosis
blas·to·my·cot·ic \-ˈkät-ik\ adjective

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