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toxoplasmosis

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noun toxo·plas·mo·sis \-ˌplaz-ˈmō-səs\

Definition of toxoplasmosis

plural toxo·plas·mo·sesplay \-ˌsēz\

  1. :  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


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toxoplasmosis

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noun toxo·plas·mo·sis \-ˌplaz-ˈmō-səs\

Medical Definition of toxoplasmosis

plural toxo·plas·mo·ses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  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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