cryptococcosis
noun (plural cryptococcoses) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1938 an infectious disease that is caused by a fungus (Cryptococcus neoformans) and is characterized by the production of lesions in subcutaneous tissues, joints, and especially the lungs, brain, and meninges and often by pneumonia or meningitis

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  • cryptococcosis — An acute, subacute, or chronic infection by Cryptococcus neoformans, causing a pulmonary, disseminated, or meningeal mycosis. The pulmonary form may resolve spontaneously in previously normal persons bu …   Medical dictionary

  • cryptococcosis — (krip to kok o sis) An infection caused by the basidiomycete, Cryptococcus neoformans, which may involve the skin, lungs, brain, or meninges …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • cryptococcosis — noun A serious and potentially fatal fungal disease caused by members of the Cryptococcus neoformans species complex, believed to be acquired by inhalation of the infectious propagule from the environment …   Wiktionary

  • cryptococcosis — [ˌkrɪptə(ʊ)kə kəʊsɪs] noun Medicine infestation with a yeast like fungus, resulting in tumours in the lungs. Derivatives cryptococcal adjective Origin 1930s: from mod. L. Cryptococcus (genus name of the fungus) + osis …   English new terms dictionary

  • cryptococcosis — cryp·to·coc·co·sis …   English syllables

  • cryptococcosis — torulosis; n. a disease of worldwide distribution, but recognized mainly in the USA, caused by the fungus Cryptococcus neoformans. The fungus attacks the lung, resulting in a tumour like solid mass (toruloma), but produces few or no symptoms… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • cryptococcosis — cryp•to•coc•co•sis [[t]ˌkrɪp toʊ kɒˈkoʊ sɪs[/t]] n. pat a disease caused by the fungus Cryptococcus neoformans, characterized by lesions, esp. of the nervous system and lungs • Etymology: 1935–40; < NL; see cryptococcus, osis …   From formal English to slang

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