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cryptococcosis

cryptococcosis

noun cryp·to·coc·co·sis \ˌkrip-tə-(ˌ)kä-ˈkō-səs\
plural cryp·to·coc·co·ses\-(ˌ)sēz\

Definition of CRYPTOCOCCOSIS

:  an infectious disease that is caused by a fungus (Cryptococcus neoformans) and is characterized by the production of lesions in subcutaneous tissues, joints, and especially the lungs, brain, and meninges and often by pneumonia or meningitis

Origin of CRYPTOCOCCOSIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1938

cryptococcosis

noun cryp·to·coc·co·sis \ˌkrip-tə-(ˌ)kä-ˈkō-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural cryp·to·coc·co·ses \-(ˌ)sēz\

Medical Definition of CRYPTOCOCCOSIS

:  an infectious disease that is caused by a fungus of the genus Cryptococcus (C. neoformans) and is characterized by the production of nodular lesions or abscesses in subcutaneous tissues, joints, and especially the lungs, brain, and meninges and often by pneumonia or meningitis—called also torulosis

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