Blastomyces

noun

Blas·​to·​my·​ces ˌblas-tə-ˈmī-ˌsēz How to pronounce Blastomyces (audio)
: a genus of yeastlike fungi that contains the causative agent (B. dermatitidis) of North American blastomycosis and that formerly included the causative agent (Paracoccidioides brasiliensis synonym B. brasiliensis) of South American blastomycosis

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“Blastomyces.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Blastomyces. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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