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Any of various yeastlike fungi of the genus Cryptococcus, commonly occurring in the soil and including certain pathogenic species, such as the causative agent of cryptococcosis.

cryp′to·coc′cal adj.


(Biology) any fungus of the genus Cryptococcus, some of which cause disease in animals and humans


(ˌkrɪp təˈkɒk əs)

n., pl. -coc•ci (-ˈkɒk saɪ, -si)
any yeastlike fungus of the genus Cryptococcus.
[1833; < New Latin; see crypto-, -coccus]
cryp`to•coc′cal, adj.


n criptococo
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Cryptococcus gattii, a fungal pathogen found in the environment, is associated with soil and decaying organic debris.
Opportunistic fungal infections, such as those caused by Cryptococcus neoformans, are common causes of death and illness among persons with compromised immune systems.
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Cryptococcus is a fungi that is located in dirt on the ground outdoors, generally connected with bird droppings.
Cryptococcus neoformans was isolated on day five from an HIV-positive patient.
As a functional drink, black tea exerted inhibitory effects against micro organisms like Vibrio cholerae, Salmonella typhi, Campilobacter jejuni, Campi-lobacter coli, Helicobacter pylori, Shigella, Salmonella, Clostridium, Pseudomonas, Candida, Mycoplasma and Cryptococcus.
Dromer F, Mathoulin-Pelissier S, Frontanet A, Ronin O, Dupont B, Lortholary O; French Cryptococcus Study Group.
Fungal infections are usually caused by cryptococcus or yeast culture in cats and are treated with anti-fungal drugs, requiring long-term treatment over many months.
These include feeding stimulants, such as pear ester; unpasteurized corn steep liquor; and some wild yeast species, including Metschnikowia pulcherrima and Cryptococcus tephrensis.
However, in our case a skin biopsy was taken to exclude cryptococcus and other opportunistic infections.
The predominant species were Candida curvata (n=8) among the ascomycetes, and Sporobolomyces roseus (n=11), Cryptococcus sp.
Other projects to be funded as part of this initiative include a clinical trial of a new vaccine to prevent malaria; a long-term follow-up study of patients treated for Cryptococcus gattii, an airborne fungus that can cause severe, sometimes fatal respiratory infections; and a clinical trial of a new drug treatment to prevent relapse in a form of childhood leukemia.