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 coccidioidomycosis; from Modern Latin Coccidioides + mycosis
An infectious respiratory disease of humans and other animals caused by inhaling the fungus Coccidioides immitis. It is characterized by fever and various respiratory symptoms. Also called valley fever.
Origin of coccidioidomycosisNew Latin Coccidio&imacron;d&emacron;s, genus name (from Coccidium, former genus name; see coccidium + -o&imacron;d&emacron;s, from Greek -oeid&emacron;s, -oid) + mycosis.