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[krip-toh-ko-koh-sis] /ˌkrɪp toʊ kɒˈkoʊ sɪs/
noun, Pathology.
a disease caused by the fungus Cryptococcus neoformans, chiefly found in soil contaminated by pigeon droppings, and characterized by lesions, especially of the nervous system and lungs.
Also called European blastomycosis, torulosis.
Origin of cryptococcosis
1935-40; < New Latin; see cryptococcus, -osis Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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cryptococcosis in Medicine

cryptococcosis cryp·to·coc·co·sis (krĭp'tə-kŏ-kō'sĭs)
A systemic infection caused by Cryptococcus neoformans that can affect the lungs, skin, or other body organs but that occurs most often in the brain and meninges. Also called Busse-Buschke disease.

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