[ blas-toh-mahy-koh-sis ]
/ ˌblæs toʊ maɪˈkoʊ sɪs /

noun Pathology.

any of several diseases caused by certain yeastlike fungi, especially blastomycetes.

Origin of blastomycosis

From New Latin, dating back to 1895–1900; see origin at blasto-, mycosis

Related forms

blas·to·my·cot·ic [blas-toh-mahy-kot-ik] /ˌblæs toʊ maɪˈkɒt ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for blastomycosis


[ blăs′tō-mī-kōsĭs ]


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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