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histoplasmosis

[ his-toh-plaz-moh-sis ]
/ ˌhɪs toʊ plæzˈmoʊ sɪs /
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noun Pathology.
an infectious disease of the reticuloendothelial system, caused by the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum and characterized by fever, anemia, and emaciation.
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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

histoplasmosis
/ (ˌhɪstəʊplæzˈməʊsɪs) /

noun
a severe fungal disease of the lungs caused by Histoplasma capsulatum
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