histoplasma

noun

his·​to·​plas·​ma ˌhis-tə-ˈplaz-mə How to pronounce histoplasma (audio)
1
capitalized : a genus of imperfect fungi that includes one (H. capsulatum) causing histoplasmosis and another (H. farciminosum) causing epizootic lymphangitis
2
: any fungus of the genus Histoplasma

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“Histoplasma.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/histoplasma. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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