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tox·o·plas·mo·sis

 (tŏk′sō-plăz-mō′sĭs)
n. pl. tox·o·plas·mo·ses (-mō′sēz)
A disease caused by the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii, especially:
a. A congenital disease characterized by lesions of the central nervous system that can cause blindness and brain damage.
b. An acquired disease characterized by fever, swollen lymph nodes, and lesions in the liver, heart, lungs, and brain.

toxoplasmosis

(ˌtɒksəʊplæzˈməʊsɪs)
n
(Pathology) a protozoal disease characterized by jaundice, enlarged liver and spleen, and convulsions, caused by infection with Toxoplasma gondii
ˌtoxoˈplasmic adj

tox•o•plas•mo•sis

(ˌtɒk soʊ plæzˈmoʊ sɪs)

n.
an infection with a protozoan, Toxoplasma gondii, commonly transmitted by contaminated meat or cat feces: usu. mild but a cause of fetal damage in pregnant women.
[1925–30; < New Latin Toxoplasm(a) (see toxo-, plasma) + -osis]

toxoplasmosis

Infection by a parasite that can affect the retina.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.toxoplasmosis - infection caused by parasites transmitted to humans from infected cats; if contracted by a pregnant woman it can result in serious damage to the fetus
infection - the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
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tox·o·plas·mo·sis

n. toxoplasmosis, infección causada por un microorganismo de la familia Toxoplasma que invade los tejidos, con síntomas leves de malestar o posible infl. de las glándulas. linfáticas; puede ocasionar daños a la vista y al sistema nervioso central.

toxoplasmosis

n toxoplasmosis f