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toxoplasmosis

noun toxo·plas·mo·sis \-ˌplaz-ˈmō-səs\
plural toxo·plas·mo·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of TOXOPLASMOSIS

:  infection of humans, other mammals, or birds with disease caused by a toxoplasma (Toxoplasma gondii) that invades the tissues and may seriously damage the central nervous system especially of infants

Origin of TOXOPLASMOSIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1926

toxoplasmosis

noun toxo·plas·mo·sis \-ˌplaz-ˈmō-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural toxo·plas·mo·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of TOXOPLASMOSIS

:  infection with or disease caused by a sporozoan of the genus Toxoplasma (T. gondii) that invades the tissues and may seriously damage the central nervous system especially of infants

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