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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.
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(Biology) any fungus of the genus Cryptococcus, some of which cause disease in animals and humans
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cryp•to•coc•cus(ˌkrɪp təˈkɒk əs)
n., pl. -coc•ci (-ˈkɒk saɪ, -si)
any yeastlike fungus of the genus Cryptococcus.
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