cryptococcosis

noun cryp·to·coc·co·sis \ ˌkrip-tə-(ˌ)kä-ˈkō-səs \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of cryptococcosis

plural cryptococcoses play \ˌkrip-tə-(ˌ)kä-ˈkō-(ˌ)sēz\
: 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

Origin and Etymology of cryptococcosis

cryptococcus + -osis, after French cryptococcose


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cryptococcosis

noun cryp·to·coc·co·sis \ ˌkrip-tə-(ˌ)kä-ˈkō-səs \

medical Definition of cryptococcosis

plural cryptococcoses play \-(ˌ)sēz\
: 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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