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cryptococcosis

[krip-toh-ko-koh-sis]
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noun Pathology.
  1. 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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Origin of cryptococcosis

From New Latin, dating back to 1935–40; see origin at cryptococcus, -osis
Also called European blastomycosis, torulosis.
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cryptococcosis in Medicine

cryptococcosis

(krĭp′tə-kŏ-kōsĭs)
n.
  1. A systemic infection caused by Cryptococcus neoformans that can affect the lungs, skin, or other body organs but that occurs most often in the brain and meninges.Busse-Buschke disease
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