aspergillosis

noun
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 aspergilloses (audio) \

Definition of aspergillosis

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

Examples of aspergillosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "1 patient died, 5 others infected from mold in operating room of Seattle Children's hospital," 4 July 2019

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First Known Use of aspergillosis

1896, in the meaning defined above

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“Aspergillosis.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aspergillosis?pronunciation&lang=en_us&file=asperg02.wav. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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aspergillosis

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

Medical Definition of aspergillosis

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

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