an infectious disease of people and animals, caused by a fungus (Coccidioides immitis) and characterized by respiratory difficulties, fever, and, rarely, skin eruptions
Origin of coccidioidomycosisfrom Modern Latin Coccidioides + mycosis
An infectious respiratory disease of humans and other animals caused by inhaling fungi of the genus Coccidioides. It is usually characterized by fever and respiratory symptoms but sometimes develops into a severe form in which the lungs, bones, skin, and central nervous system can be affected. Also called valley fever .
Origin of coccidioidomycosisNew Latin Coccidioīdēs genus name ( from Coccidium former genus name ; see coccidium . ) ( -oīdēs ) ( from Greek -oeidēs -oid ) mycosis