a disease caused by inhaling spores of Coccidioides fungi, characterized by fever, respiratory infection, and reddish bumps on the skin, common in hot, semiarid regions, especially in southwestern U. S. and Mexico.
Origin of coccidioidomycosis
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The scientific term for the disease is coccidioidomycosis, most commonly known as valley fever.A Fungal-Caused Illness Called Valley Fever Is Being Called a Silent Epidemic
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a disease of the skin or viscera, esp the lungs, caused by infection with the fungus Coccidioides immitis
Word Origin for coccidioidomycosis
C20: from New Latin Coccidioides + -o- + mycosis
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An infectious respiratory disease of humans and other animals caused by inhaling the fungus Coccidioides immitis; it is characterized by fever and various respiratory symptoms.valley fever
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