coccidioidomycosis

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coc·cid·i·oi·do·my·co·sis

 (kŏk-sĭd′ē-oi′dō-mī-kō′sĭs)
n.
An infectious respiratory disease of humans and other animals caused by inhaling fungi of the genus Coccidioides. It is usually characterized by fever and respiratory symptoms but sometimes develops into a severe form in which the lungs, bones, skin, and central nervous system can be affected. Also called valley fever.

[New Latin Coccidioīdēs, genus name (from Coccidium, former genus name; see coccidium + -oīdēs, from Greek -oeidēs, -oid) + mycosis.]

coccidioidomycosis

(kɒkˌsɪdɪˌɔɪdəʊmaɪˈkəʊsɪs)
n
(Pathology) a disease of the skin or viscera, esp the lungs, caused by infection with the fungus Coccidioides immitis
[C20: from New Latin Coccidioides + -o- + mycosis]

coc•cid•i•oi•do•my•co•sis

(kɒkˌsɪd iˌɔɪ doʊ maɪˈkoʊ sɪs)

n.
a respiratory infection, often with a skin rash, caused by inhaling spores of Coccidi oides fungi, common in semiarid regions.
Also called desert fever .
[1935–40; < New Latin Coccidioid(es) (see coccidiosis) + mycosis]
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Noun1.coccidioidomycosis - an infection of the lungs and skin characterized by excessive sputum and nodules
fungal infection, mycosis - an inflammatory condition caused by a fungus
Translations

coc·cid·i·oi·do·my·co·sis

n. coccidioidomicosis, fiebre del valle, infección respiratoria endémica en el suroeste de los Estados Unidos, México y algunas partes de América del Sur.

coccidioidomycosis

n coccidioidomicosis f