[ his-toh-plaz-moh-sis ]
/ ˌhɪs toʊ plæzˈmoʊ sɪs /

noun Pathology.

an infectious disease of the reticuloendothelial system, caused by the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum and characterized by fever, anemia, and emaciation.

Origin of histoplasmosis

1940–45; < New Latin, equivalent to Histoplasm(a) name of the genus (see histo-, -plasm) + -ōsis -osis
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British Dictionary definitions for histoplasmosis

/ (ˌhɪstəʊplæzˈməʊsɪs) /


a severe fungal disease of the lungs caused by Histoplasma capsulatum
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Medical definitions for histoplasmosis

[ hĭs′tō-plăz-mōsĭs ]

n. pl. his•to•plas•mo•ses (-sēz)

An infectious disease caused by the inhalation of spores of Histoplasma capsulatum, most often asymptomatic but occasionally producing acute pneumonia or an influenzalike illness and spreading to other organs and systems in the body.Darling's disease
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