Definition of blastomycosis in English:

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blastomycosis

Pronunciation: /ˌblastōmīˈkōsəs/

noun

Medicine
A disease caused by infection with parasitic fungi affecting the skin or the internal organs.
  • The fungi (blastomycetes) belong to the genus Blastomyces, subdivision Deuteromycotina.
Example sentences
  • An elevated white blood cell count with increased neutrophils and immature granulocytes is typically seen with fungal infections such as blastomycosis.
  • Patients with blastomycosis have pulmonary disease of some severity.
  • We describe a fatal case of primary pulmonary blastomycosis in a patient with steroid-dependent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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Syllabification: blas·to·my·co·sis

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