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

Examples of aspergillosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Salmonellosis, fungal issues such as aspergillosis and avian pox can also be concerns. USA TODAY, 26 Mar. 2024 Scientists also found that some kākāpō have genetic resistance to aspergillosis, a fungal respiratory disease. Rina Diane Caballar, Smithsonian Magazine, 26 Dec. 2023 An X-ray image showing pulmonary aspergillosis. Aria Bendix, NBC News, 13 Aug. 2022 Their data from hospitalizations in 2014 show that aspergillosis is the fungal infection that sends the most people to the hospital followed by non-invasive and invasive candidiasis, or a yeast infection, and Pneumocystis pneumonia. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 7 Feb. 2023 Now 65, Fairweather was diagnosed with aspergillosis, a disease caused by the common mold Aspergillus, in her 20s. Aria Bendix, NBC News, 13 Aug. 2022 Dolly's illness may have been caused by a fungal infection not unlike aspergillosis. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 10 Feb. 2022 If Dolly had an aspergillosis-like infection, the dinosaur could have caught it in a multitude of ways, like accidentally breathing in a fungal spore or catching it from another member of the herd. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 10 Feb. 2022 According to the Mayo Clinic, the treatment for conditions like aspergillosis can include corticosteroids, antifungal medications and surgery. Daniel Funke, USA TODAY, 5 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of aspergillosis was in 1896

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“Aspergillosis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


as·​per·​gil·​lo·​sis ˌas-pər-(ˌ)jil-ˈō-səs How to pronounce aspergillosis (audio)
plural aspergilloses -ˌsēz How to pronounce aspergillosis (audio)
: infection with or disease caused by molds of the genus Aspergillus

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