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Coccidioides

[ kok-sid-ee-oi-deez ]
/ kɒkˌsɪd iˈɔɪ diz /
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noun Mycology.
a genus of fungi, occurring as both mold and yeast, with species especially present in the soil of the southwestern United States and parts of Mexico, Central America, and South America: Breathing in their microscopic spores can cause coccidioidomycosis.
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Origin of Coccidioides

First recorded in 1900–05; coccidi(um) + New Latin -oīdēs, from Greek -oeidēs -oid
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