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histoplasmosis

[his-toh-plaz-moh-sis] /ˌhɪs toʊ plæzˈmoʊ sɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
an infectious disease of the reticuloendothelial system, caused by the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum and characterized by fever, anemia, and emaciation.
Origin of histoplasmosis
1940-1945
1940-45; < New Latin, equivalent to Histoplasm(a) name of the genus (see histo-, -plasm) + -ōsis -osis
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Examples from the web for histoplasmosis
  • Chronic histoplasmosis can resemble tuberculosis, and symptoms may progress over months and years.
British Dictionary definitions for histoplasmosis

histoplasmosis

/ˌhɪstəʊplæzˈməʊsɪs/
noun
1.
a severe fungal disease of the lungs caused by Histoplasma capsulatum
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histoplasmosis in Medicine

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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