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blastomycosis

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noun blas·to·my·co·sis \ˌblas-tə-ˌmī-ˈkō-səs\

Definition of blastomycosis

  1. :  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


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blastomycosis

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noun blas·to·my·co·sis \-ˌmī-ˈkō-səs\

Medical Definition of blastomycosis

plural blas·to·my·co·ses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  either of two infectious diseases caused by yeastlike fungi—see blastomyces, north american blastomycosis, south american blastomycosis

  2. blas·to·my·cot·ic \-ˈkät-ik\play adjective




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