aspergillosis

[ as-per-juh-loh-sis ]
/ ˌæs pər dʒəˈloʊ sɪs /

noun, plural as·per·gil·lo·ses [as-per-juh-loh-seez] /ˌæs pər dʒəˈloʊ siz/.

an infection or disease caused by a mold of the genus Aspergillus, characterized by granulomatous lesions of the lungs, skin, etc.

Nearby words

  1. asperation,
  2. asperger syndrome,
  3. asperger's syndrome,
  4. asperges,
  5. aspergilloma,
  6. aspergillum,
  7. aspergillus,
  8. asperity,
  9. aspermatism,
  10. aspermia

Origin of aspergillosis

1895–1900; < French aspergillose; see aspergillus, -osis

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British Dictionary definitions for aspergillosis

aspergillosis

/ (æˌspɜːdʒɪˈləʊsɪs) /

noun plural -ses (-siːz)

a rare fungal infection, esp of the mucous membranes or lungs, caused by various species of Aspergillus

Word Origin for aspergillosis

C19: from New Latin, from aspergillus

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Medicine definitions for aspergillosis

aspergillosis

[ ăs′pər-jə-lōsĭs ]

n.

An infection or a disease caused by fungi of the genus Aspergillus.

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