noun Etymology: New Latin, from Blastomyces, fungus genus, from blast- + Greek mykēs fungus; akin to Greek myxa mucus — more at mucus Date: circa 1900 any of several fungal infections; especially an infectious disease caused by a yeast fungus (Blastomyces dermititidis) that affects especially the lungs and skin

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  • blastomycosis — lastomycosis n. any of several fungal infections caused by blastomycetes; they are characterized by inflammatory lesions of skin and mucous membranes or internal organs. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • blastomycosis — A chronic granulomatous and suppurative disease caused by Blastomyces dermatitidis; originates as a respiratory infection and disseminates, usually with pulmonary, osseous, and/or cutaneous involvement predominating. Formerly called North… …   Medical dictionary

  • blastomycosis — blastomycotic /blas toh muy kot ik/, adj. /blas toh muy koh sis/, n. Pathol. any of several diseases caused by certain yeastlike fungi, esp. blastomycetes. [1895 1900; < NL; see BLASTO , MYCOSIS] * * * ▪ disease       infection of the skin and… …   Universalium

  • blastomycosis — n. any disease caused by parasitic fungi of the genus Blastomyces, which may affect the skin (forming wartlike ulcers and tumours on the face, neck, hands, arms, feet, and legs) or involve various internal tissues, such as the lungs, bones, liver …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • blastomycosis — (blas to mi ko sis) A systemic fungal infection caused by Blastomyces dermatitidis and marked by suppurating tumors in the skin or by lesions in the lungs …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • blastomycosis — noun A fungal infection caused by the organism Blastomyces dermatitidis, endemic to parts of North America, whose clinical symptoms resemble those of histoplasmosis …   Wiktionary

  • blastomycosis — n. infection of the skin or mucous membrane caused by a blastomycete (parasitic fungus) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • blastomycosis — [ˌblastə(ʊ)mʌɪ kəʊsɪs] noun Medicine a disease of the skin or internal organs caused by infection with parasitic fungi. Origin from mod. L. genus name Blastomyces …   English new terms dictionary

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