as·​per·​gil·​lo·​sis | \ ˌa-spər-(ˌ)ji-ˈlō-səs How to pronounce aspergillosis (audio) \
plural aspergilloses\ ˌa-​spər-​(ˌ)ji-​ˈlō-​ˌsēz How to pronounce aspergillosis (audio) \

Definition of aspergillosis

: infection with or disease caused (as in poultry) by aspergillus molds

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Recent Examples on the Web In people who are already ill, the mortality rate of invasive aspergillosis hovers near 100 percent. Maryn Mckenna, Scientific American, 19 May 2021 Several patients died, including one whose aspergillosis went to the brain. Maryn Mckenna, Scientific American, 19 May 2021 However, instead of mucormycosis, which is less common outside of India, doctors are seeing cases of aspergillosis. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, 12 May 2021 The disease, aspergillosis, is common in the environment, and while humans are susceptible, it cannot be transmitted by sick birds. Bill Monroe, oregonlive, 14 Nov. 2020 Nine birds have died of a respiratory infection called aspergillosis, which is caused by an airborne fungus. Sarah Lazarus, CNN, 26 Dec. 2019 Aspergillus is a fungus whose spores are present in the air, but does not normally cause illness, according to the aspergillus & aspergillosis Website. Minyvonne Burke, NBC News, 4 July 2019

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First Known Use of aspergillosis

1896, in the meaning defined above

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“Aspergillosis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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as·​per·​gil·​lo·​sis | \ ˌas-pər-(ˌ)jil-ˈō-səs How to pronounce aspergillosis (audio) \
plural aspergilloses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce aspergillosis (audio) \

Medical Definition of aspergillosis

: infection with or disease caused by molds of the genus Aspergillus

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