Coccidioidomycosis meaning

kŏk-sĭdē-oidō-mī-kōsĭs
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.
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An infectious disease of people and animals, caused by a fungus (Coccidioides immitis) and characterized by respiratory difficulties, fever, and, rarely, skin eruptions.
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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.
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(medicine) An infectious respiratory disease caused by inhalation of the fungus Coccidioides immitis.
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Origin of coccidioidomycosis

  • New Latin Coccidioīdēs genus name (from Coccidium former genus name coccidium) (-oīdēs) (from Greek -oeidēs -oid) mycosis

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition