cryptococcosis


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cryp·to·coc·co·sis

 (krĭp′tə-kŏ-kō′sĭs)
n.
A systemic infection caused by the fungus Cryptococcus neoformans that can affect any organ of the body but most often occurs in the central nervous system.

cryptococcosis

(ˌkrɪptəʊkɒˈkəʊsɪs)
n
a disease affecting both animals and humans caused by the Cryptococcus neoformans fungus

cryp•to•coc•co•sis

(ˌkrɪp toʊ kɒˈkoʊ sɪs)

n.
a disease caused by the fungus Cryptococcus neoformans, characterized by lesions, esp. of the nervous system and lungs.
[1935–40; < New Latin; see cryptococcus, -osis]
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Noun1.cryptococcosis - a fungal infection characterized by nodular lesions--first in the lungs and spreading to the nervous system
fungal infection, mycosis - an inflammatory condition caused by a fungus
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cryp·to·coc·co·sis

n. criptococosis, infección que afecta distintos órganos del cuerpo, esp. el cerebro y sus meninges.
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