Definition of aspergillosis in English:

aspergillosis

Syllabification: as·per·gil·lo·sis
Pronunciation: /ˌaspərjəˈlōsis
 
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noun

  • A condition in which certain fungi infect the tissues. It most commonly affects the lungs, owing to inhalation of spores from moldy hay, and is then informally called farmer’s lung.
    • The fungi that cause this condition are blackish molds of the genus Aspergillus, phylum Ascomycota
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    • Rarer conditions include aspergillosis (a serious lung infection) and cryptococcal meningitis (infection causing swelling in the brain, which can be life threatening).
    • Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis is most often a complication of asthma or cystic fibrosis.
    • No subjects reported a history of clinically demonstrable tuberculosis or allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis as defined by the criteria of Rosenberg and colleagues.

Origin

late 19th century: from modern Latin Aspergillus, from aspergillum, + -osis.

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