Definition of cryptococcus
plural cryp·to·coc·ciplay \-ˈkäk-ˌsī, -ˌsē, -ˈkä-ˌkī, -ˌkē\
: any of a genus (Cryptococcus) of budding imperfect fungi that resemble yeasts and include a number of saprophytes and a few serious pathogens
Origin of cryptococcus
First Known Use: circa 1902
Medical Definition of cryptococcus
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