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cryptococcosis

[ krip-toh-ko-koh-sis ]
/ ˌkrɪp toʊ kɒˈkoʊ sɪs /
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noun Pathology.
a disease caused by the fungus Cryptococcus neoformans, chiefly found in soil contaminated by pigeon droppings, and characterized by lesions, especially of the nervous system and lungs.
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Also called European blastomycosis, torulosis.

Origin of cryptococcosis

From New Latin, dating back to 1935–40; see origin at cryptococcus, -osis
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