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cryptococcus

[krip-tuh-kok-uh s] /ˌkrɪp təˈkɒk əs/
noun
1.
any yeastlike fungus of the genus Cryptococcus, including C. neoformans, the causative agent of cryptococcosis.
Origin
1833
1833; < Neo-Latin; see crypto-, -coccus
Related forms
cryptococcal, adjective
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cryptococcus in Medicine

Cryptococcus Cryp·to·coc·cus (krĭp'tə-kŏk'əs)
n.
Any of a genus of yeastlike fungi commonly occurring in the soil and including certain pathogenic species.

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