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 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 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 See More

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First Known Use of aspergillosis

1896, in the meaning defined above

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“Aspergillosis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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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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