coccidioidomycosis


coc·cid·i·oi·do·my·co·sis

noun \(ˌ)käk-ˌsi-dē-ˌi-dō-(ˌ)mī-ˈkō-səs\

Definition of COCCIDIOIDOMYCOSIS

:  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

coc·cid·i·oi·do·my·co·sis

noun \-ˌid-ō-(ˌ)mī-ˈkō-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural coc·cid·i·oi·do·my·co·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of COCCIDIOIDOMYCOSIS

: 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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