Meaning of cryptococcus

cryp•to•coc•cus

Pronunciation: (krip"tu-kok'us), [key]
— n.
  1. any yeastlike fungus of the genus Cryptococcus, including C. neoformans, the causative agent of cryptococcosis.
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