a systemic, opportunistic infection caused by a yeastlike imperfect fungus (Cryptococcus neoformans, family Torulopsidaceae) and characterized by nodules in the lungs, skin, brain, etc.
Origin of cryptococcosis; from Modern Latin Cryptococcus + -osis
A systemic infection caused by the fungus Cryptococcus neoformans that can affect any organ of the body but most often occurs in the central nervous system.
(countable and uncountable, plural cryptococcoses)
cryptococcus +"Ž -osis