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.
An infectious disease of people and animals, caused by a fungus (Coccidioides immitis) and characterized by respiratory difficulties, fever, and, rarely, skin eruptions.
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.
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