histoplasmoses

histoplasmosis

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

Origin:
1940–45; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to Histoplasm(a) name of the genus (see histo-, -plasm) + -ōsis -osis

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histoplasmosis (ˌhɪstəʊplæzˈməʊsɪs)
 
n
a severe fungal disease of the lungs caused by Histoplasma capsulatum

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histoplasmosis his·to·plas·mo·sis (hĭs'tō-plāz-mō'sĭs)
n. pl. his·to·plas·mo·ses (-sēz)
An infectious disease caused by the inhalation of spores of Histoplasma capsulatum, most often asymptomatic but occasionally producing acute pneumonia or an influenzalike illness and spreading to other organs and systems in the body. Also called Darling's disease.

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