cryptococcus

[ krip-tuh-kok-uhs ]
/ ˌkrɪp təˈkɒk əs /

noun

any yeastlike fungus of the genus Cryptococcus, including C. neoformans, the causative agent of cryptococcosis.

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Origin of cryptococcus

From New Latin, dating back to 1833; see origin at crypto-, -coccus

OTHER WORDS FROM cryptococcus

cryp·to·coc·cal, adjective
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Medical definitions for cryptococcus

Cryptococcus
[ krĭp′tə-kŏkəs ]

n.

Any of a genus of yeastlike fungi commonly occurring in the soil and including certain pathogenic species.
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