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cryptococcus

[krip-tuh-kok-uh s]
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noun
  1. any yeastlike fungus of the genus Cryptococcus, including C. neoformans, the causative agent of cryptococcosis.

Origin of cryptococcus

From New Latin, dating back to 1833; see origin at crypto-, -coccus
Related formscryp·to·coc·cal, adjective
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cryptococcus in Medicine

Cryptococcus

(krĭp′tə-kŏkəs)
n.
  1. Any of a genus of yeastlike fungi commonly occurring in the soil and including certain pathogenic species.
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