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\
: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 capitalized :a genus of budding imperfect fungi that resemble yeasts and include a number of saprophytes and a few serious pathogens
2 plural cryptococci play \-ˈkäk-ˌ(s)ī, -(ˌ)(s)ē\ :any fungus of the genus Cryptococcus

cryptococcal

play \-ˈkäk-əl\ adjective

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