toxoplasmosis

noun toxo·plas·mo·sis \ ˌtäk-sə-ˌplaz-ˈmō-səs \
Updated on: 19 May 2018

Definition of toxoplasmosis

plural toxoplasmoses play \ˌtäk-sə-ˌplaz-ˈmō-ˌsēz\
: infection of humans, other mammals, or birds with disease caused by a toxoplasma (Toxoplasma gondii) that invades the tissues and may seriously damage the central nervous system especially of infants

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Origin and Etymology of toxoplasmosis

New Latin


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toxoplasmosis

noun toxo·plas·mo·sis \ -ˌplaz-ˈmō-səs \

medical Definition of toxoplasmosis

plural toxoplasmoses play \-ˌsēz\
: infection with or disease caused by a sporozoan of the genus Toxoplasma (T. gondii) that invades the tissues and may seriously damage the central nervous system especially of infants

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