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aspergillosis

Syllabification: as·per·gil·lo·sis
Pronunciation: /ˌaspərjəˈlōsəs
 
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Definition of aspergillosis in English:

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.
Example sentences
  • 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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