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noun Pathology.
  1. any of several diseases caused by certain yeastlike fungi, especially blastomycetes.
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Origin of blastomycosis

From New Latin, dating back to 1895–1900; see origin at blasto-, mycosis
Related formsblas·to·my·cot·ic [blas-toh-mahy-kot-ik] /ˌblæs toʊ maɪˈkɒt ɪk/, adjective
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blastomycosis in Medicine


  1. A chronic granulomatous and suppurative disease caused by the dimorphic fungus Blastomyces dermatitidis, originating as a respiratory infection, and usually spreading to the lungs, bones, and skin.
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