cryptococcosis

noun
cryp·​to·​coc·​co·​sis | \ ˌkrip-tə-(ˌ)kä-ˈkō-səs How to pronounce cryptococcosis (audio) \
plural cryptococcoses\ ˌkrip-​tə-​(ˌ)kä-​ˈkō-​(ˌ)sēz How to pronounce cryptococcoses (audio) \

Definition of cryptococcosis

: an infectious disease that is caused by a fungus (Cryptococcus neoformans) and is characterized by the production of lesions in subcutaneous tissues, joints, and especially the lungs, brain, and meninges and often by pneumonia or meningitis

First Known Use of cryptococcosis

1916, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cryptococcosis

cryptococcus + -osis, after French cryptococcose

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cryptococcosis

noun
cryp·​to·​coc·​co·​sis | \ ˌkrip-tə-(ˌ)kä-ˈkō-səs How to pronounce cryptococcosis (audio) \
plural cryptococcoses\ -​(ˌ)sēz How to pronounce cryptococcoses (audio) \

Medical Definition of cryptococcosis

: an infectious disease that is caused by a fungus of the genus Cryptococcus (C. neoformans) and is characterized by the production of nodular lesions or abscesses in subcutaneous tissues, joints, and especially the lungs, brain, and meninges and often by pneumonia or meningitis

called also torulosis

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