[krip-tuh-kok-uh s]

Origin of cryptococcus

From New Latin, dating back to 1833; see origin at crypto-, -coccus
Related formscryp·to·coc·cal, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

cryptococcus in Medicine


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