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 cryptococcosis (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

Examples of cryptococcosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To be sure, fungal infections are already more common in warm locations—the rates of a fungus called cryptococcosis, which can be deadly to people with AIDS, can reach 30 percent in Africa, compared to just 5-10 percent in more temperate regions. Rose Eveleth, Wired, 23 Nov. 2021 Notable examples include multiple different species of yeast hybrids that cause the human diseases cryptococcosis and candidiasis. Antonis Rokas, The Conversation, 4 June 2020

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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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29 Nov 2021

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“Cryptococcosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cryptococcosis. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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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 cryptococcosis (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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