[ 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.

Origin of aspergillosis

1895–1900; < French aspergillose; see aspergillus, -osis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for 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


[ ăs′pər-jə-lōsĭs ]


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