cryp·​to·​spo·​rid·​i·​o·​sis ˌkrip-tō-spȯr-ˌi-dē-ˈō-səs How to pronounce cryptosporidiosis (audio)
plural cryptosporidioses ˌkrip-tō-spȯr-ˌi-dē-ˈō-ˌsēz How to pronounce cryptosporidiosis (audio)
: infection with or disease caused by cryptosporidia

Examples of cryptosporidiosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The disease, known as cryptosporidiosis, causes a watery diarrhea with abdominal cramps and nausea tossed in as a bonus. Rebecca Kreston, Discover Magazine, 26 May 2014 Following these precautions can reduce both your own risk of contracting cryptosporidiosis and help prevent the spread of the disease to others. Lauren Smith, Good Housekeeping, 1 July 2019 Symptoms of cryptosporidiosis usually start to occur within about two to 10 days after acquiring the infection, according to the CDC., 1 July 2019 From 2009 to 2017, Kentucky had 869 total reported cases of cryptosporidiosis, according to the commonwealth's Department of Public Health. Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, 10 Dec. 2018 Changing temperature and rainfall patterns allow some insects spread farther and transmit malaria, dengue, Lyme disease and West Nile virus. Waterborne cholera and cryptosporidiosis increase with drought and flooding. Emily Holden, Scientific American, 16 Sep. 2019 If diagnosed with cryptosporidiosis, wait two weeks after diarrhea completely stops before swimming. Justin L. MacK, Indianapolis Star, 9 July 2019 In addition, the lone death from cryptosporidiosis came in an instance in which the parasite was transmitted via a hospital setting. Peter Dawson, Houston Chronicle, 1 July 2019 Most people who get cryptosporidiosis only get a mild form of the illness. Maggie O'Neill,, 28 June 2019

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Word History


cryptosporidium + -osis

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cryptosporidiosis was in 1971

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“Cryptosporidiosis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition


cryp·​to·​spo·​rid·​i·​o·​sis ˌkrip-tō-spȯr-ˌid-ē-ˈō-səs How to pronounce cryptosporidiosis (audio)
plural cryptosporidioses -ˌsēz How to pronounce cryptosporidiosis (audio)
: infection with or disease caused by cryptosporidia

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