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cryptococcus

cryptococcus

noun cryp·to·coc·cus \-ˈkä-kəs\
plural cryp·to·coc·ci\-ˈkäk-ˌsī, -ˌsē, -ˈkä-ˌkī, -ˌkē\

Definition of CRYPTOCOCCUS

:  any of a genus (Cryptococcus) of budding imperfect fungi that resemble yeasts and include a number of saprophytes and a few serious pathogens
cryp·to·coc·cal \-ˈkä-kəl\ adjective

Origin of CRYPTOCOCCUS

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1902

cryptococcus

noun cryp·to·coc·cus \-ˈkäk-əs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CRYPTOCOCCUS

1
capitalized :  a genus of budding imperfect fungi that resemble yeasts and include a number of saprophytes and a few serious pathogens
2
plural cryp·to·coc·ci \-ˈkäk-ˌ(s)ī, -(ˌ)(s)ē\ :  any fungus of the genus Cryptococcus
cryp·to·coc·cal \-ˈkäk-əl\ adjective

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