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coccidioidomycosis

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noun coc·cid·i·oi·do·my·co·sis \(ˌ)käk-ˌsi-dē-ˌȯi-dō-(ˌ)mī-ˈkō-səs\

Definition of coccidioidomycosis

  1. :  a disease especially of humans and domestic animals caused by a fungus (Coccidioides immitis) and marked especially by fever and pulmonary symptoms



Origin of coccidioidomycosis

New Latin, from Coccidioides, genus of fungi (from coccidium) + mycosis


First Known Use: 1937


Medical Dictionary

coccidioidomycosis

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noun coc·cid·i·oi·do·my·co·sis \-ˌȯid-ō-(ˌ)mī-ˈkō-səs\

Medical Definition of coccidioidomycosis

plural coc·cid·i·oi·do·my·co·ses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  a disease of humans and domestic animals caused by a fungus of the genus Coccidioides (C. immitis) and marked especially by fever and localized pulmonary symptoms—called also San Joaquin fever, San Joaquin valley fever, valley fever




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