Meaning of cryptococcosis

cryp•to•coc•co•sis

Pronunciation: (krip"tō-ko-kō'sis), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. 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
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