Origin and Etymology of cryptococcus
First Known Use: 1835See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of cryptococcus
1 capitalized : a genus of budding imperfect fungi that resemble yeasts and include a number of saprophytes and a few serious pathogens
2plural cryptococci \-ˈkäk-ˌ(s)ī, -(ˌ)(s)ē\play : any fungus of the genus Cryptococcus
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