- [ˌkrɪptə(ʊ)kə'kəʊsɪs]noun Medicine infestation with a yeast-like fungus, resulting in tumours in the lungs.Derivativescryptococcal adjectiveOrigin1930s: from mod. L. Cryptococcus (genus name of the fungus) + -osis.
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Cryptococcosis — vgl. Kryptokokkose … Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke
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cryptococcosis — /krip toh ko koh sis/, n. Pathol. a disease caused by the fungus Cryptococcus neoformans, chiefly found in soil contaminated by pigeon droppings, and characterized by lesions, esp. of the nervous system and lungs. Also called European… … Universalium
cryptococcosis — An acute, subacute, or chronic infection by Cryptococcus neoformans, causing a pulmonary, disseminated, or meningeal mycosis. The pulmonary form may resolve spontaneously in previously normal persons bu … Medical dictionary
cryptococcosis — noun (plural cryptococcoses) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1938 an infectious disease that is caused by a fungus (Cryptococcus neoformans) and is characterized by the production of lesions in subcutaneous tissues, joints, and especially the lungs,… … New Collegiate Dictionary
cryptococcosis — (krip to kok o sis) An infection caused by the basidiomycete, Cryptococcus neoformans, which may involve the skin, lungs, brain, or meninges … Dictionary of microbiology
cryptococcosis — noun A serious and potentially fatal fungal disease caused by members of the Cryptococcus neoformans species complex, believed to be acquired by inhalation of the infectious propagule from the environment … Wiktionary
cryptococcosis — cryp·to·coc·co·sis … English syllables
cryptococcosis — torulosis; n. a disease of worldwide distribution, but recognized mainly in the USA, caused by the fungus Cryptococcus neoformans. The fungus attacks the lung, resulting in a tumour like solid mass (toruloma), but produces few or no symptoms… … The new mediacal dictionary
cryptococcosis — cryp•to•coc•co•sis [[t]ˌkrɪp toʊ kɒˈkoʊ sɪs[/t]] n. pat a disease caused by the fungus Cryptococcus neoformans, characterized by lesions, esp. of the nervous system and lungs • Etymology: 1935–40; < NL; see cryptococcus, osis … From formal English to slang