cryptococcus

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noun cryp·to·coc·cus \ˌkrip-tə-ˈkä-kəs\

Definition of cryptococcus

plural

cryptococci

play \ˌkrip-tə-ˈkäk-ˌsī, -ˌsē, -ˈkä-ˌkī, -ˌkē\
  1. :  any of a genus (Cryptococcus) of budding imperfect fungi that resemble yeasts and include a number of saprophytes and a few serious pathogens

cryptococcal

play \ˌkrip-tə-ˈkä-kəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of cryptococcus

New Latin


Medical Dictionary

cryptococcus

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noun cryp·to·coc·cus \-ˈkäk-əs\

Medical Definition of cryptococcus

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of budding imperfect fungi that resemble yeasts and include a number of saprophytes and a few serious pathogens

  2. 2plural cryptococci \-ˈkäk-ˌ(s)ī, -(ˌ)(s)ē\play :  any fungus of the genus Cryptococcus

cryptococcal

\-ˈkäk-əl\play adjective

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