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Meaning of toxoplasmosis

tox•o•plas•mo•sis

Pronunciation: (tok"sō-plaz-mō'sis), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. infection with the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, transmitted to humans by consumption of insufficiently cooked meat containing the parasite or by contact with contaminated cats or their feces: the illness produced is usually mild, but in pregnant women may damage the fetus.
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