blastomycosis

noun blas·to·my·co·sis \ ˌblas-tə-ˌmī-ˈkō-səs \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of blastomycosis

: any of several fungal infections; especially : an infectious disease caused by a yeast fungus (Blastomyces dermititidis) that affects especially the lungs and skin

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Origin and Etymology of blastomycosis

New Latin Blastomyces, singular of Blastomycetes, former taxon comprising yeasts (from blasto- blasto- + -mycetes, borrowed from Greek mýkētes, plural of mýkēs "mushroom, fungus") + -osis — more at myc-
Note: The disease-causing agent of blastomycosis is given the specific name Blastomyces dermatitidis by T. Caspar Gilchrist and William Royal Stokes in "A case of pseudo-lupus vulgaris caused by a blastomyces," Journal of Experimental Medicine, vol. 3 (1898), p. 76.


Medical Dictionary

blastomycosis

noun blas·to·my·co·sis \ -ˌmī-ˈkō-səs \

medical Definition of blastomycosis

plural blastomycoses play \-ˌsēz\
: either of two infectious diseases caused by yeastlike fungi — see blastomyces, north american blastomycosis, south american blastomycosis

blastomycotic

play \-ˈkät-ik\ adjective

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