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cryptococcus

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noun cryp·to·coc·cus \-ˈkä-kəs\

Definition of cryptococcus

plural cryptococciplay \-ˈkäk-ˌsī, -ˌsē, -ˈkä-ˌkī, -ˌkē\

  1. :  any of a genus (Cryptococcus) of budding imperfect fungi that resemble yeasts and include a number of saprophytes and a few serious pathogens

cryptococcal play \-ˈkä-kəl\ adjective


Origin of cryptococcus

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1902


Medical Dictionary

cryptococcus

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noun cryp·to·coc·cus \-ˈkäk-əs\

Medical Definition of cryptococcus

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of budding imperfect fungi that resemble yeasts and include a number of saprophytes and a few serious pathogens

  2. 2plural cryptococci \-ˈkäk-ˌ(s)ī, -(ˌ)(s)ē\play :  any fungus of the genus Cryptococcus

cryptococcal \-ˈkäk-əl\play adjective



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